February 5, 2018 - Emergency personnel responded to the scene of a two-vehicle crash at U.S. Highway 59 just near U.S. Highway 84 in Timpson Monday, February, 5, 2018.
When first responders arrived, one vehicle was in the median on the northbound side of the roadway. Another vehicle was in the middle of a turning lane, also on the northbound side of the road.
According to Timpson Police Officer Michelle Ashworth, at 12:15pm a silver 2002 Toyota Camry driven by Veronica Farias-Prieto, 41, of Garrison with a 6-year-old female passenger was southbound on U.S. Highway 59 leaving Timpson.
At that time a tan 2008 Hyundai driven by Judith Beh Chiatoh, 31, of Louisiana exited from a private driveway at Woodland Christian Church and failed to yield right of way to the Toyota. As a result, the Toyota collided with the the front left of the Hyundai, causing major damage to both vehicles.
The Toyota circled through a turning lane through the median and came to rest on the northbound side. The Hyundai was knocked into the median where it traveled across and came to rest on the northbound side.
Timpson Volunteer Firemen arrived at the scene to direct traffic around the incident scene and assisted Timpson Volunteer Ambluance Service (TVAS) personnel.
Farias-Prieto was transported from the scene by TVAS to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for unknown minor injuries.
Beh Chiatoh was issued a citation for failure to yield right of way and Farias-Prieto was issued a citation for no driver's license.