August 10, 2017 - FM 139 was the scene of a major crash Wednesday, August 10, 2017 which ended fatally for the driver involved.
Authorities were dispatched to the scene at 9:16pm where they discovered a vehicle wrapped around a utility pole.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Dustin Ramos, Troopers were dispatched along with Shelby County Constable Precinct 2 and Sheriff's Deputies to a one-vehicle crash on FM 139 just northeast of FM 417.
Upon arrival the vehicle was identified as a grey 2002 Oldsmobile driven by Robert Jones, 28, of Shelbyville. It was determined at the scene the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left for an unknown reason at a high rate of speed and struck a utility pole, causing major damage to the vehicle and the pole.
Jones was pronounced dead on scene by Marla Denby, Justice of the Peace Precinct 2.
Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department helped extricate Jones from the vehicle and Watson & Sons Funeral Home transported him from the scene.
At this time the crash remains under investigation. Trooper Sean Smith assisted at the scene with the investigation.