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FM 1567 Rollover Crash Results In One Death

A FM 1567 rollover crash resulted in one death Saturday evening, July 18, according to Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office and Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

Hopkins County Emergency dispatchers at 7:30 p.m. July 18 received a 911 call about a vehicle crash on FM 1567, east of County Road 1439, where a vehicle had reportedly crashed into a tree, trapping at least one person inside. Hopkins County, Arbala and Como firefighters, Hopkins County sheriff’s deputies and state troopers responded. Upon arrival, officers confirmed on person trapped in the vehicle.

Based on a crash investigation Saturday, troopers determined a 2014 Dodge 1500 traveling east on FM 1567 southeast of Sulphur Springs left the roadway approximately 1.5 miles west of FM 2948 at 7:30 p.m. July 18, then traveled into the grassy barrow ditch. The pickup reportedly continued, until the passenger’s side striking a tree. The truck then rolled onto its side, crushing the entire cab as it rolled over, eventually resting upright, according to crash reports. The driver of the vehicle was pinned in the crushed cab and was extricated by emergency personnel, according to DPS crash reports. Trooper Britain Marlow lead the crash investigation, according to DPS reports.

Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Brad Cummings pronounced Paul Arthur Stieber Jr., 53, dead at the crash site. An autopsy has been ordered, as is standard procedure in fatal crashes, according to Cummings. The 53-year-old man’s driver’s license reportedly showed a Yantis address, however, he was listed in DPS crash reports as being from Winnsboro, authorities reported.

Author: Faith Huffman

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