An 18-year-old was reported found dead on FM 1567 east in what is believed to be an accident while working under a vehicle, according to sheriff’s officers.
The teen’s girlfriend reportedly found him at the FM 1567 east residence; Authorities were contacted at 2:06 p.m. Feb. 17. Sheriff’s officers responded. The teen was reported to be deceased. Based on initial investigation, the teen is believed to have been working underneath his vehicle when the jack slipped, crushing him, according to Hopkins County sheriff‘s officers.
The teen has been identified by authorities as Darrell Puckett, 18, of Sulphur Springs. An autopsy has been ordered as is standard procedure, according to Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace BJ Teer.