31 year old Maria Ahmed's 2004 Dodge truck was totaled after she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel.
Driver Falls Asleep, Rolls Pickup, Slams Into Tree, 1 Child Flown to Houston, MIDWAY, July 18, 2015 - At approximately 8:15 pm on July 17, 2015, a gray 2004 Dodge 1500, driven by Maria Teresa Ahmed, 31, of Colmesneil, was east-bound on US-190 East. Ahmed allegedly fell asleep at the wheel. Her pickup drifted off the pavement to the right, then she over corrected to the left, left the pavement again to the left and slid out of control. Her pickup slid sideways into a tree and then rolled coming to rest on its driver's side. When the truck impacted the tree, her 10 year old daughter was ejected (not wearing seatbelt). Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Alabama Coushatta Volunteer Fire Department, the Alabama Coushatta Police Department, Sergeant David Ramsey with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Kevin Burman with the Texas Highway Patrol. Ahmed's 10 year old daughter was transported to a nearby baseball field where a medical helicopter landed and transported her to Houston. Ahmed was transported by ambulance to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital. Traffic on 190 was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. During a vehicle inventory, synthetic marijuana was found in the truck along with drug paraphernalia. Maria Ahmed is facing a citation for child endangerment (not seatbelt on 10 year old), and could be facing other charges. A rollback wrecker from Barnes Towing recovered the pickup and it will be stored in Livingston.
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The pickup impacted a tree on the passenger's side.
Trooper Kevin Burman is investigating the accident.
Ahmed's 10 year old daughter was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a landing zone where she was loaded into a helicopter and flown to Houston.
Emergency personnel work on Ahmed.
The vehicle was turned upright by Barnes Towing.
During a vehicle inventory, synthetic marijuana and drug paraphernalia was found inside the truck.
Ahmed's airbag deployed.
Ahmed's vehicle was recovered by Barnes Towing.
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