January 11, 2018 - The driver involved in a major crash on FM 711, which left the vehicle involved unrecognizable, is in Tyler at ETMC hospital for treatment.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jesse Fountain, at 7:20am January 11, 2018 troopers were dispatched to a one-vehicle crash just over 1/4 mile south of CR 1005 in the Jericho Community involving a silver 2002 Dodge 2500 SLT pickup truck driven by Allen Joseph McSwain, 32, of Center.
Indications are McSwain fell asleep while traveling northbound on FM 711 and ran off the road striking several trees along the way. During that time he was ejected from the Dodge.
McSwain stated the crash occurred at around 4am.
McSwain was transported by ACE EMS to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department before being taken by ambulance to ETMC in Tyler for treatment of his injuries.
West Shelby County Volunteer Firemen were on scene to provide assistance. Damage to the vehicle was so severe, it was hauled away in separate sections by Hughes Wrecker Service. A neighbor and the owner of the property where the crash occurred offered the use of tractor equipment to help move the truck.