DPS Investigates FM 1970 Single-Vehicle Crash, First Responder Incident

August 11, 2019 - FM 1970 just north of Timpson was the scene of what was first reported as a single-vehicle crash, as first responders arrived a second crash occurred.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) State Trooper Jesse Fountain, at 3:50pm DPS was dispatched to a one-vehicle rollover on FM 1970 North three miles from U.S. Highway 84. When Trooper Fountain arrived on scene, a female and baby were on the side of the road.

The Mazda passenger car driven by Isabel Sevilla, 26, of Houston was northbound on FM 1970 and according to Trooper Fountain it traveled off the roadway to the right for an unknown reason then back onto the roadway. The Mazda continued on the roadway before leaving to the right once again and flipping before coming to rest.

Timpson Volunteer Ambulance Service transported the one-year-old with injuries to Nacogdoches Medical Center in Nacogdoches and Sevilla accompanied in the ambulance. 

Sevilla was issued citations for failure to drive in a single lane, and no driver's license.

Trooper Fountain reported as he was investigating the initial crash, another occurred involving a Timpson Volunteer Fire Department fire truck and a wrecker at the scene.

The tow truck, which had been driven by Lenny Gaddis, was pulled off onto the southbound side of the road facing north. The red 2000 Ford F350 fire truck driven by David Lawhorn, 36, of Timpson was traveling south when he pulled around to the left into a driveway and side-swiped the rear of the wrecker causing extensive damage all along the full length of the passenger side of the fire truck.

Firemen at the scene reported the doors are custom made and are expensive to replace.

No injuries were reported as a result of that collision.