Accident US 90 at FM 563

LIBERTY, April 29, 2014 - Around 2:30 PM on Tuesday a two-vehicle accident occurred on US 90 at FM 563 involving a Chevy pickup and an 18-wheeler.

According to Liberty Police the westbound 18-wheeler was attempting a left turn onto FM 563 when the eastbound Chevy pickup ran the red light and collided with the 18-wheeler.

City of Liberty EMS responded to the scene and transported the driver of the Chevy pickup, Christopher Benavidez age 37 of Liberty, by Life Flight to a Houston hospital.  Benavidez’s passengers, his wife and baby, were transported to Liberty Dayton Regional Medical Center in good condition.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was Ray Edmonds age 54.

Benavidez was issued a citation of Failed to Yield Right of Way at a Stop Light.

Both vehicles were insured.


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