FM 711 Scene of Single-Vehicle Crash

April 28, 2021 - FM 711 was the scene of a single-vehicle crash Tuesday, April 27, 2021 which resulted in major damage to the vehicle involved.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Taylor Buster, at around 10:45am a green 2016 Dodge van owned by BWNLG LLC and driven by Blake Elder, 21, of Beckville was northbound on FM 711 traveling at an unsafe speed just under eight miles from State Highway 7. 

As the van entered a curve in the roadway, it traveled off the roadway and Elder overcorrected a couple times before finally leaving the roadway and flipping over.

EMS personnel arrived at the scene and Elder and his passenger Michael Watson, 26, refused treatment.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash. Elder was issued a citation for unsafe speed.