Troopers investigate one-vehicle accident in Hardin County

Troopers investigate one-vehicle accident in Hardin County

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are investigating a one-vehicle accident that injured an elderly Plano resident, Sgt. Stephanie Davis reported in a news release Sept. 21.

According to Davis, at approximately 8:15 a.m., DPS received a report of a one-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 105 in Hardin County. The crash occurred near the Little Hawks Daycare Center, which is approximately two miles east of Sour Lake.

Investigating troopers determined that a Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling westbound on Highway 105 when the driver drifted off the roadway to the right and traveled into a ditch. After entering the ditch, the vehicle struck a concrete culvert and went airborne. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest.

The driver of the Chevrolet, an 80-year-old man from Plano, was transported by medical helicopter to UTMB in Galveston. At this time, Davis stated, his condition is unknown.

Due to the emergency response in the area, Highway 105 experienced traffic congestion and slight traffic delays but has since cleared.

This is an ongoing crash investigation, but troopers believe that the driver may have fallen asleep behind the wheel, Davis reported.