A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by 42 year old Tamish Detaun Miles, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-146 and hydroplaned into the south-bound lanes causing a glancing headon collision with another vehicle.
Glancing Head-on Collision on 146, Both Drivers Flown Out, LIVINGSTON, September 10, 2015 - Shortly before 4 pm on September 10, 2015, a silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by Tamish Detaun Miles, 42, of Livingston, was north-bound on US-146. Miles hit a patch of water that caused her vehicle to hydroplane into the south-bound lane causing a glancing head-on collision with a green 2006 Ford Taurus, driven by Rhonda Triplett Ellis, 52, of Livingston. The collision caused both vehicles to leave the pavement and come to rest in the grass on the south-bound side of 146. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with the Livingston Volunteer Fire Department Heavy Rescue Unit, Sergeant Jason Paske with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Trooper Chris Cain with the Texas Highway Patrol. Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to cut the door off Ellis' car. Both Ellis and Miles were reportedly transported by ambulance to Livingston Municipal Airport where an air medical helicopter landed. Both were flown to Houston. All traffic on 146 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered both vehicles. Miles' vehicle will be stored at Pollock's Body Shop in Livingston, while Ellis' vehicle will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Chris Cain.
The other vehicle was a 2006 Ford Taurus driven by 52 year old Linda Triplett Ellis, of Livingston (Trooper Chris Cain also pictured).
First responders work on Miles.
Firemen used the Jaws-of-Life to remove Ellis from her vehicle. Both Ellis and Miles were flown to Houston.
Driver's side airbage deployed in Ellis' vehicle.
Trooper Chris Cain checks on the condition of Miles.
Both vehicles were recovered by Ken's Towing.
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