Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Three to Hospital

Composed by Scott Flowers, Photos by J.J. Ford

A two-vehicle crash sent three people to hospital Sunday, December 21, 2014.

First responders were dispatched to the scene of the crash inside the Center city limits on Louisiana Street (State Highway 7 East) to see to the injured and provide traffic control.

According to Center Police Sgt. Duane Gordon who investigated the crash, at 4:10pm a light blue Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck driven by Douglas Williams, 25, of Converse, LA, with passenger Anthony Hemphill was traveling east in the outside lane on Louisiana Street.

As the Silverado entered the intersection with Railroad Avenue, a black Chevrolet Impala driven by Francesca Jenkins, 23, of Center with a 17-year-old passenger and 46-year-old passenger was traveling south on Railroad Avenue and failed to yield right of way to the Silverado as it entered the intersection causing the vehicles to collide.

The Impala was spun around and faced west and the truck continued off the roadway to the right and into a ditch where it came to a stop.

Williams and Hemphill were transported by ACE EMS to San Augustine Memorial Hospital and Jenkins was transported to Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital by ACE EMS. Jenkins passengers were not reported to have been injured.

Jenkins was cited for failed to yield right of way leaving a stop sign, no driver's license in possession, no proof of insurance in possession.

Assisting at the scene of the crash were the Center Fire Department, Texas Department of Public Safety and Shelby County Sheriff's Department.