Jasper County man dead after car crashes Friday morning on FM 253

Jasper County man dead after car crashes Friday morning on FM 253

JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Jasper County man died Friday morning after his car crashed on FM 253 west of Buna.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Clayton Simmons, 24, of Buna, was traveling east on Hwy 253 at 8:35 A.M. when his car left the road for unknown reasons and struck a guard rail.

The car then proceeded to strike a pine tree and then flipped over and landed upside down in a nearby creek.

Simmons was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:20 P.M. by Jasper County Judge Conner.

Simmons body was sent to the South East Forensic Center in Beaumont for an autopsy.

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