(L - R) Trooper Darwon Evans, Trooper Ashlee McBride, Justice of the Peace, David Johnson
Driver Swerves to Avoid Deer, Has Fatal Crash, SEGNO, October 29, 2015 - At approximately 7:15 pm on October 28, 2015, a red 2006 Toyota Tacoma, driven by Brittany Michelle Shaw, 32, of Silsbee, was west-bound on FM-943 (about a half mile west of the county line). Shaw swerved to avoid a deer and left the pavement to the left. Shaw then over corrected to the right, left the pavement again (this time to the right) and rolled multiple times. During the roll, the roof of Shaw's pickup impacted a tree. Her truck came to rest upside down in the woods facing south. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Segno and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, and Troopers Ashlee McBride and Darwon Evans with the Texas Highway Patrol. Sadly, Shaw was killed sometime during the rollovers. To make matters worse, her two small children (ages 6 and 9) were in the vehicle. Fortunately they weren't physically harmed. Justice of the Peace, David Johnson performed an inquest at the scene and ordered an autopsy. A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported Shaw to Beaumont Medical Examiners Office. The children were turned over to family members. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Shaw's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich.
Brittany Michelle Shaw's 2006 Toyota Tacoma sits upside down in the woods off FM-943 about a half mile inside the Polk County Line.
The roof of the truck impacted a tree. The tree was cut by firemen during a rescue attempt.
Trooper Ashlee McBride is the accident investigator.
A first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home transported Shaw from the scene.
Shaw's vehicle was turned upright and recovered by Fawbush Wrecker Service.
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