Major Accident on US 90 in Liberty Saturday Night

LIBERTY, February 9, 2013 - Saturday around 7:02 PM, while experiencing light rain conditions in Liberty, a blue Dodge Pickup traveling west on US 90 lost control on the slick pavement and crossed the center lane line near the My Little Kitchen Restaurant. The pickup collided with a blue Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound in a glancing head on collision.

According of Corporal O’Hanlon of the City of Liberty Police Department traveling in the Toyota were an elderly couple from Rye, TX. John Albert Snell age 77 of Rye and his wife Pauline Snell.

Liberty Fire Fighters used the Jaws of Life to pry the elderly driver in the Toyota from the wreckage of their badly damaged vehicle.

City of Liberty Ambulance transported the couple to Beaumont’s St. Elizabeth Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

The driver of the Dodge Pickup, Robert Harold Jackson age 35 of Huffman was not injured in the accident.

Both vehicles were insured and Jackson received a citation for Failed to Control Speed.

Wet road conditions were a contributing factor in this accident.

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