State Troopers: (L - R) Chad Seamans, Shawn Droddy, Sergeant Sam Lattner
Fatal Accident Claims Life of Young Mother, LIVINGSTON, January 15, 2016 - At approximately 5:30 pm on January 14, 2016 a black 2013 Mazda 6, driven by Dawn Diane Poirier, 30, of Livingston, was west-bound in the 2600 block of US-190 East. Poirier suddenly swerved to avoid a white pickup that was backing out of the driveway at 2675 190 East. The truck backed directly in front of Poirier. Poirier cut left to avoid a collision and had a glancing head-on collision with an east-bound tan 2008 Toyota Camry, driven by Tracy Nettles, 51, of Livingston. The collision caused Poirier's vehicle to go airborne. Poirier's vehicle landed in the grass on the east-bound side of 190 and rolled. Poirier and her young daughter were ejected during the rollover. Poirier also had a young son in the vehicle who was trapped as the vehicle came to rest against the trees at the edge of the woodline. Nettles' vehicle came to rest on the pavement. The white pickup fled the scene. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office including Corporal Adam Norris, Deputy Jacob Hopper, and Deputy Rey Davalos. Also Troopers Shawn Droddy, Chad Seamans, and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Poirier was ejected into the woods. Firemen were able to carefully get her son out of the vehicle. Poirier was located in the woods and loaded into an ambulance. Sadly, she passed away shortly after being loaded. Her two children, and Tracy Nettles were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with serious injuries. All traffic on 190 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Nettles' vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. Poirier's vehicle was recovered by LakeView Wrecker and will be stored in Livingston. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Highway Patrol.
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A Livingston Fireman crawled into the vehicle of Dawn Poirier in order to help free her young son who was trapped in the vehicle.
Tracy Nettles' 2008 Toyota Camry came to rest on the pavement of 190 East.
Nettles (right) was flown to Houston by Life Flight helicopter.
Poirier had 2 small children. Both were flown to Houston.
(L - R) Trooper Shawn Droddy, Trooper Chad Seamans, Deputy Jacob Hopper.
Nettles' airbags deployed.
Dawn Poirier was located in the woods a short distance from her vehicle.
Emergency personnel immediately began CPR on Poirier.
Trooper Shawn Droddy is the primary accident investigator.
Nettles' vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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