Jasper man airlifted to Beaumont hospital after SUV goes off road, hits tree

Jasper man airlifted to Beaumont hospital after SUV goes off road, hits tree
Emergency personnel use a hydraulic rescue tool to free a man after his SUV went off of a Jasper County road and hit a tree. (Source: KJAS.com)

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.

Source: KJAs.com
Source: KJAs.com (KJAS.com)

A medical helicopter transported White to a Beaumont hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Source: KJAS.com
Source: KJAS.com

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