JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A medical helicopter airlifted a 59-year-old man to a Beaumont hospital after he went off a road in Jasper County, and his SUV struck a tree early Monday afternoon.
According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a one-vehicle wreck that occurred on County Road 278 in Jasper County at about 1 p.m. Monday. The crash took place in front of the Rosebloom Missionary Baptist Church.
The preliminary crash report shows that Ledale White, of Jasper, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet west on CR 278 when he suffered a medical emergency and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and struck a tree.
Pictures from KJAS.com show emergency personnel using a hydraulic rescue tool to free White from his SUV.
A medical helicopter transported White to a Beaumont hospital for treatment of serious injuries.