Buna man dead as result of single-car accident

Buna man dead as result of single-car accident

A Buna man was discovered deceased inside his truck in the woods north of Deweyville hours after an apparent accident, reports the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to a news release from DPS, at approximately 9:45 a. m. on March 20, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a telephone call from a motorist that a vehicle was in the woods on Highway 87 near Deweyville. Troopers responded to the area and discovered a wrecked 2009 Chevrolet pickup truck in the woods off Highway 87 about five miles north of Deweyville. The driver of the Chevrolet, 25-year-old Jared Jordan of Buna, was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Dana Ashmore.

Investigators report that the truck was traveling southbound on Highway 87, and Jordan drove off the roadway and into the woods for an unknown reason. The vehicle reportedly struck several trees and turned over onto its side before coming to rest in the woods. Troopers suspect that the driver may have fallen asleep and that the crash occurred sometime after 2:00 a.m.

Troopers continue to investigate, DPS reports.