September 13, 2020 - U.S. Highway 84 East (Haslam Strip) in Joaquin was the scene of a major two-vehicle crash incident Friday, September 11, 2020.
When emergency responders arrived at the location, both vehicles remained in the middle of the roadway. Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department fire personnel began diverting traffic around the crash scene while also assisting with those involved in the crash.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Keith Jones, at 9:01pm a black 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche driven by David Charles Nunes, of Joaquin, was exiting a private driveway onto U.S. 84, turning left.
Nunes failed to yield right of way to a 2015 Chrysler 200 driven by Alexis Rajae Carter, of Logansport, that was traveling westbound on US 84 and subsequently struck the Avalanche.
Carter was transported by ambulance to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment of minor injuries.
Nunes was issued a citation for fail to yield right of way approaching traffic turning left. Carter was issued a citation for fail to present proof of insurance.
Trooper Jones was assisted at the scene by Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jesse Fountain and Constable Roy Cheatwood.