Two killed in separate accidents Friday

LIVINGSTON — Two people were killed Friday, Feb. 2, as the result of separate vehicle accidents reported on Polk County highways.

Jeromane Wooley, 93, of Livingston was pronounced dead at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial hospital in Livingston following a two-vehicle collision on U.S. 190 East while William Kelley, 42, of Livingston was pronounced dead at the scene of an auto-pedestrian mishap on Hwy 146 south of Livingston.

The first incident occurred about 9:30 a.m. on U.S. 190 about four miles east of Livingston and resulted in felony charges being filed against the surviving driver.

According to the preliminary crash investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 1997 Buick passenger car driven by Wooley was traveling west on U.S. 190 and turned left in front of an eastbound 2017 Ford pickup driven by Stephen Stout, 28, of Livingston. Stout, who was not reported as injured in the crash, was subsequently charged with intoxication manslaughter.

The second fatality occurred at about 3:50 p.m. on Hwy 146 about 14 miles south of Livingston.

The preliminary DPS report indicates a 2015 Chevrolet SUV driven by Joseph Foster, 42, of Livingston was traveling south when it struck a pedestrian identified as Kelley, who was reportedly walking in the roadway.

Both accidents remain under investigation.