January 18, 2020 - FM 2787 was the scene of a major crash incident, resulting in the death of the driver January 17, 2020.
Emergency personnel were immediately dispatched to the crash. Joaquin Volunteer Fire Department firemen, Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies, and county Constables were all present at the location just south of CR 3569.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Dustin Ramos, at 9:45pm a 2014 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Johnnie Briggs, 44, of Joaquin was northbound in FM 2787 when the vehicle traveled off the roadway to the left in a curve.
The truck continued through the southbound shoulder and borrow ditch before coming to an embankment along a driveway. The truck traveled up the embankment and was vaulted into the air before colliding with a tree.
Following striking the tree, the truck came to rest in the borrow ditch facing the roadway.
Tracy Broadway, Justice of the Peace Precinct 5, pronounced Briggs deceased. Rose-Neath Funeral Home transported him from the incident location.