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January 28, 2014

Case involving death of Iowa man could go to grand jury

Corsicana — The next move in the investigation of the death of an Iowa man involved in a road rage incident with an off-duty Malakoff Police officer is now in the hands of the Navarro County District Attorney.

Investigators with the Texas Rangers turned over their report of the death of William Livezey, 70, to the office of R. Lowell Thompson Tuesday. Livezey died Dec. 11 following a roadside encounter with an off-duty Malakoff Policel Officer on State Highway 31 east of Corsicana.

Navarro County Sheriff's deputies were called to East Highway 31 near the Chambers Creek Bridge shortly after 7 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2013, after 9-1-1 calls reported a disturbance between Ernest Fierro, who was riding a motorcycle, and Livezey, who had been driving a truck and towing a trailer.

Arriving deputies found the two on the side of the roadway, with Livezey in handcuffs. When Livezey began to show signs of distress, the deputies removed the handcuffs and began CPR on the Iowa man while awaiting an ambulance. Livezey later died at Navarro Regional Hospital.

An autopsy performed on Livezey by American Forensics lists “hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease” as the cause of death, and ruled the death as “natural.”

Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner turned over the investigation to the Texas Rangers following Livezey's death, because of the involvement of Fierro, an officer from another agency.

Thompson said Tuesday his office will review the findings of the Rangers, and make a determination on presenting the case to a grand jury scheduled to convene on Feb. 19.

In response to an open records request, Malakoff City Attorney Henry Skelton said there have been no disciplinary actions against Fierro since the officer began working July 31, 2013, in Malakoff, and that there were no documents regarding performance reviews for Fierro available.

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