1 dead, 1 seriously injured after truck goes off the road, strikes tree in Jasper County

Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 7:42 AM CST
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JASPER COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Authorities say one person is dead and another is seriously injured after a wreck in Jasper County Wednesday afternoon.

According to a preliminary report at around 4:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on County Road 569 in Jasper County about one mile south of Kirbyville.

The preliminary report said that a 2017 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on County Road 569 when the driver lost control while traveling at an unsafe speed and went off the roadway and struck a tree.

The passenger, 36-year-old Candice Sfamurri of Spurger, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, 42-year-old Charles Kellum of Kirbyville, was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

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