Slick highway sends car into ditch near Mexia

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First responders process scene of accident in the driving rain after a Toyota Camry began hydroplaning on U.S. 84 in front of the Lazy Lou Ranch, about 11 miles west of Mexia Tuesday afternoon. The sedan’s passenger was taken to a local hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

A couple driving on U.S. 84 about 11 miles west of Mexia Tuesday afternoon began hydroplaning in the rain and landed in a grassy ditch beside the highway.

The man was driving a red late-model Toyota Camry eastbound about 3:25 p.m.when the accident occurred.

The car spun around and landed on the opposite side of the road but did not roll over. It eventually landed almost completely opposite the direction it had been traveling.

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