Livingston – Man Killed in Fiery Car Crash ID’d
Posted on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 2:21 am
The Livingston Police Department has identified the man who died in a fatal vehicle collision on State Highway 190 last April 28.
The fatality was named Ray Elvis Battise, of Livingston.
According to police reports, a 2015 Dodge pickup truck driven by Alton Kimes, 40, of Livingston, was seen heading west on SH 190. For reasons that had not been determined, the said vehicle drifted onto the oncoming traffic and collided head-on with an eastbound Cadillac pickup truck. The impact was so great that it caused one of the vehicles to catch fire.
Kimes was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency crews. The driver of the other vehicle, Battise, also died as a result of the crash.
Police said that a passenger in the Dodge, identified as Naomi Moody, was rushed to CH St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston and later airlifted to the Conroe Regional Medical Center via a medical helicopter.
The crash remains under investigation.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the Livingston Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.
If you have been involved in a car accident with a hit-and-run or reckless driver, the first thing you need to do is call the police. Once the investigation is completed, you can file a lawsuit against the suspected driver. A successful case could help you cover your medical expenses and compensate for your emotional and physical suffering. Speak with your personal injury lawyer to know more about your rights to fair compensation.