Fatal crash claims Hawley resident

JONES COUNTY, TX - On Oct. 14, Vanes Dupree Thompson, of Hawley, died after a single car accident in Jones County.

According to a Texas Department of Transportation press release, Thompson was driving a Ford passenger vehicle, a customized 1930s Model T. Thompson was traveling 70 miles per hour eastbound on FM 3326, near mile marker 276. This location is about 5.25 miles north of Hawley, in Jones County.

According to the press release, "[The] Vehicle veered off of the south side of the roadway, entered into a side skid and traveled through the sandy barrow ditch. Vehicle then rolled over several times, ejecting the driver."

DPS reported the 56-year-old was not wearing his seatbelt. 

Thompson was transported to and pronounced dead at Hendrick Medical Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

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