POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston woman died after wrecking with another car while trying to avoid a vehicle backing out of a private drive Thursday night in Polk County.
Dawn Diane Poirier, 30, died in a Livingston hospital at 6:15 p.m. Her two passengers, Maddalynne Adara-Leighanne Poirier, 7, and Knighton Poirier, age unknown, were taken to a Houston hospital with critical injuries.
According to the DPS report, Poirier was driving a 2014 Mazda 6 westbound on US 190 at 5:48 p.m. when she took evasive action to avoid striking an unknown vehicle backing out of a private drive two miles east of Livingston. She drove into the eastbound lane and hit a 2009 Toyota Camry and overturned.
The driver of the Toyota, Tracy Richardson Nettles, 51, of Livingston, was also taken to a Houston hospital with critical injuries.
DPS spokesman David Hendry said the driver of the vehicle backing out of the driveway fled the scene. The only description they have is that ie was a white pickup. Anyone with information about the vehicle or driver is urged to contact the Polk County DPS office at 936-327-6858.
Dawn Poirier and her two passengers were not wearing a seatbelt. Nettles was wearing one.