SHELBY COUNTY, Texas. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash in East Texas that claimed the life of a man last Friday.
According to Texas DPS, troopers responded to a single-car crash on FM 2787 on Friday, Jan. 17 around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found 44-year-old Johnnie Briggs of Joaquin.
Briggs was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Shelby County Justice of the Peace.
Texas DPS says that Briggs was traveling north in a 2014 Dodge pickup when his truck veered off the road for unknown reasons and ran into a tree.