Zachary Young, Jatavion Rigsby Identified in Fatal Livingston Accident
LIVINGSTON, TX (March 24, 2023) – Officers identified 26-year-old Jatavion Rigsby of San Augustine and 30-year-old Zachary Young of Jasper as the victims who died in a van accident on Highway 59 on March 19.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened about 8 miles south of Livingston shortly after 8:00 AM.
Based on a report, Rigsby was driving a Texas Department of Criminal Justice van with Young, another TDCJ employee. There was one inmate onboard, 61-year-old Louis Matthews.
Due to unknown reasons, the van driver veered left and over-corrected to the right. Then, it went off the highway and then rolled three times before hitting several trees.
As a result, Rigsby and Young suffered grave injuries and died in the incident.
Matthews was flown by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital.
As of now, the case remains under investigation. In addition, no other details are available.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Zachary Young and Jatavion Rigsby.
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