Vicki Strain's 2005 GMC Sierra lies upside down on a small culvert off FM-1988 West near Loop 393 in Goodrich.
Distracted Driver Rolls Vehicle When Dog Jumps on Lap, GOODRICH, March 23, 2011 - At approximately 10:30 pm on March 22, 2011, a gray 2005 GMC Sierra driven by Vickie Strain, 46, of Livingston, was east bound on FM-1988 West. Strain entered a curve and lost control of her vehicle when, according to Strain, her dog jumped on her lap while she was driving the vehicle. The dog distracted her causing her to lose control. Her truck left the road to the right , went through a shallow ditch, hit a pole and rolled. Strain's vehicle came to rest upside down on a culvert. Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched to the scene along with Deputy Dustin Lowery, Chief Deputy Byron Lyons, and Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. Strain and her husband were physically okay, however, Strain was visibly upset when her dog jumped out of the wrecked truck and took off. At time of press, the dog (a shi tzu) has not yet been found. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Strain did have insurance. A rollback wrecker from Fawbush Wrecker Service recovered Strain's vehicle and it will be stored in Goodrich. No citations were issued and the scene was cleared shortly after 12 am.
Corporal Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol investigates while Vickie Strain and her husband standby.
Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office
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