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Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Car at FM 138 Bridge

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December 1, 2017 - Just before the Shelby/Nacogdoches County line a driver lost control of the vehicle she was driving and crashed just beneath a bridge on FM 138 Thursday, November 30, 2017.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the location of the driver and ACE EMS transported her from the location.

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According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jonathan Stinson, at around 7:20am a red 2004 Dodge Neon driven by Andrea Kalise Starghill, 43, of Center was eastbound on FM 138 when she fell asleep. The Neon traveled off the roadway to the left and struck a guardrail on the passenger side, causing major damage to the vehicle and guardrail.

The car continued down an embankment alongside a bridge and came to a stop just before a waterway and facing southwest.

ACE EMS transported Stargill with unknown non-life threatening injuries to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment.

No citations were reported at the time of the crash. Trooper Stinson was assisted at the scene by Troopers Dustin Ramos and Jesse Fountain as well as Garrison Police Chief Tim Barton.

Garrison Volunteer Fire Department firemen directed traffic at the location until the scene was clear.