By Emily Banks Wooten
The investigation continues into a head-on collision that occurred Thursday night killing a young mother and three of her children and resulting in life-threatening injuries for a fourth child.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2011 Buick Lucerne driven by Shemikia Brown, 34 of Livingston, was traveling south on Hwy. 146 shortly after 10 p.m. when she slid out of control on the wet pavement and crossed into the northbound lane, crashing into a 2023 GMC Sierra pickup truck driven by Joshua Gorman, 30 of Livingston.
Brown and three children, a 13-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy were all pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Terri L. Mayer. A 6-year-old girl sustained life-threatening injuries. Gorman was uninjured.
The Livingston Independent School District issued a statement early Friday morning.
“Lion Country mourns the loss of multiple students who passed away tragically in a car accident last night. Please join us in keeping these students’ families and friends in your thoughts and prayers.”
A lunch and dinner fundraiser will be hosted by Indulge Kitchen & Lounge from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday with all proceeds from the day going to the Brown family. Indulge Kitchen & Lounge is located at 705 N. Washington in Livingston.