State Highway 7 West, FM 711 Scene of Single-Vehicle Crash

August 6, 2018 - State Highway 7 West at the intersection of FM 711 was the scene of a single-vehicle crash Friday, August 3, 2018.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety State Trooper Jonathan Stinson, Troopers were dispatched to the crash at 6:45pm. Upon arrival, it was determined and after interview with the driver of a Nissan pickup truck, Marion Ward Storm, 73, of Joaquin, she was traveling around 65 mph in the inside lane when she stated another vehicle in front of her was preparing to turn left on FM 711. 

Storm took evasive action in attempts to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and jerked the wheel to the right. This caused the Nissan to go into a side-spin and travel off the roadway to the right where it clipped a roadway sign and then collided with a metal pole before flipping over onto its top, where it came to rest.

Storm received a possible leg injury and was transported by private vehicle to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department for treatment. 

She was issued a citation for unsafe speed.

A fireman from the Huxley Volunteer Fire Department was in the vicinity during the crash investigation and assisted with traffic control. The truck was towed from the scene by Hughes Wrecker Service.