Driver Goes Missing From FM 139 Crash

January 7, 2019 - FM 139 near CR 3405 was the scene of a major single-vehicle crash December 31, 2018 to which several emergency units responded; however, no one from within the vehicle could immediately be found.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Keith Jones, at 6:58pm a black 2000 Ford F150 driven by Russell Thomas Jones, 39, of Joaquin was northbound on FM 139.

As the Ford entered into a curve, it did so at an unsafe speed and exited the roadway to the right and struck a tree with its right passenger side, causing major damage.

Russell was unable to be located when emergency personnel, including law enforcement, firemen and EMS, arrived at the scene. 

He was later located and was issued citations for unsafe speed and failure to report non injury accident at once.

Trooper Jones was assisted in the investigation by Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jesse Fountain.