Sunday Morning Crash on Hwy 7 Takes Life of Center Man

August 26, 2019 – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) investigated a one vehicle fatal crash on SH 7, about twelve miles west of Center, on August 25, 2019.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 3:15am, a 2008 Ford pickup was traveling east when the pickup drove off the roadway to the right and struck a tree before overturning. The driver is identified as 28-year-old Julio Vazquez from Center, TX.

Vazquez was transported to Nacogdoches Medical Center - Shelby Emergency Department in Center where he was pronounced deceased a short time later.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.