Winnie man dies in Highway 124 crash

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Dec. 14, 2016, at about 10:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a one vehicle crash on Highway 124 in Jefferson County.  The crash occurred near Craigen Road.

A 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on Highway 124.  For an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a guardrail.  After striking the guardrail, the driver was trapped inside the vehicle for about an hour as emergency personnel worked to extricate him from the vehicle.

The driver, 22-year-old David Ray Rodriguez of Winnie, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Judge Ray Chesson.

This is an ongoing crash investigation and there are no further details to be released.

— Texas DPS