DPS, Investigates Single-Vehicle Crash on U.S. 84

March 14, 2015 - The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department and ACE EMS responded to a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 84 one mile from FM 699 on Thursday, March 12, 2015.

During the rainy conditions emergency personnel contended with a large number of traveling vehicles as they worked to handle the crash scene.

According to Texas DPS State Trooper Jade Lavergne, at 3pm a red 2004 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Amie Trahan, 38, of Arp was traveling east to Logansport during heavy rain when the Cavalier traveled over standing water which caused the vehicle to hydroplane.

The Cavalier crossed the westbound traffic lane before leaving the roadway to the left and into a ditch where the front distributive struck the side of the ditch, flipping the car onto its roof coming to rest facing the roadway. Trahan was able to escape the Cavalier by climbing out the back window.

ACE EMS personnel examined Trahan at the scene and she refused any further treatment. She was issued a citation for unsafe speed.