At approximately 1:23 pm in the afternoon New Year’s Eve, Big Sandy Police Officer Manfred Gilow received a call reporting a one-vehicle rollover on Hwy 80 approximately one-half mile East of the ALERT Academy entrance. The SUV was west bound on Hwy 80 when it left the road and crashed through the white fence at ALERT, coming to rest upright in the pasture. The driver, Kenneth Earl Baggett of Center, Texas, was transported by helicopter to a Shreveport hospital where his condition is unknown.
Along with Officer Gilow, personnel from Big Sandy Volunteer Fire Department, Pritchett Volunteer Fire Department, and Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the scene. Cause of the accident is currently unknown.