Police say Nacogdoches man died before wrecking

BEAUMONT, TX (News Release) - NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police are treating an incident as a death report after a Nacogdoches man apparently died before wrecking his vehicle on the 1600 block of West Austin Street.

Sgt. Greg Sowell said Stafford Stephen Harris, 83, ran his 2004 Dodge Ram pickup off the road and struck a tree, around 5 p.m. Witnesses say they saw him slumped over the wheel of the vehicle before the crash, Sowell said.

Justice of the Peace Le Ann Goerner has ordered an autopsy.

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