Sleepy Mom Rolls Vehicle, 3 Flown to Houston, GOODRICH, August 28, 2018 - At approximately 3:25 pm on August 28, 2018, a maroon 2003 GMC Yukon, driven by Diana Ortega, 32, of Goodrich, was north-bound on US-59 about a mile south of the Goodrich 1988 Overpass. Ortega allegedly fell asleep at the wheel. Her vehicle veered off the pavement to the left, she over corrected right, then over corrected left and left the pavement again. Her vehicle rolled multiple times in the center median and came to rest upright facing east. Her young daughter was ejected during the rollover. Her other child, a baby, remained secured in a properly buckled in baby car seat. Americare and Allegiance Ambulance Services were dispatched to the scene along with the Goodrich and Livingston Volunteer Fire Departments, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers Colton McQuilkin, Corporal Ramey Bass, Donny Akers and Sergeant Sam Lattner with the Texas Highway Patrol. A landing zone was set up on the south-bound side of 59 and all three vehicle occupants were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston with undisclosed injuries. Traffic on the south-bound side of 59 was blocked during investigation and cleanup. No citations were issued. A rollback wrecker from Ken's Towing recovered Ortega's vehicle and it will be stored at Harrison Body Shop in Livingston.
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32 year old Diana Ortega, of Goodrich, was driving this 2003 GMC Yukon when she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and rolled her vehicle multiple times in the center median about a mile south of the Goodrich 1988 Overpass.
Ortega's young daughter was ejected during the rollover. Emergency personnel attend to the girl (left of vehicle).
Ortega is pulled through the passenger's side window.
Ortega (gurney left) and her young daughter (gurney right) were loaded onto an ambulance. They were treated and prepared for Life Flight.
Trooper Colton McQuilkin is the primary accident investigator.
A landing zone was set up on the south-bound side of 59. Ortega and her 2 children were flown to Hermann Hospital in Houston by Life Flight.
Life Flight lifts off and heads south for Houston.
Ortega's vehicle was recovered by Ken's Towing.
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