January 10, 2018 - FM 417 west of Shelbyville was the scene of a major single-vehicle crash Friday, January 5, 2018 which left the driver trapped.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Richard Hill, at 5:45pm a black Nissan Frontier with white racing stripes and driven by Raul Resendiz, 18, of Joaquin was westbound on FM 417 one mile past the FM 2694 intersection. Witnesses stated the Frontier was traveling about 75 miles per hour and Resendiz stated he reached down to get his phone, during which time he traveled straight through a curve in the roadway and off the roadway to the left before striking two trees.
Center Fire Department was dispatched to the scene with Jaws of Life to assist Shelbyville Volunteer Fire Department in extricating Resendiz from the vehicle.
ACE EMS transported Resendiz from the scene for treatment of injuries.
He was issued citations for driving while intoxicated and unsafe speed.