East Texan killed in 1-vehicle crash outside Lufkin
POSTED: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 1:50pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5:39pm
Lufkin, Texas (KETK) — An East Texas man died during a one-vehicle crash in Angelina County Tuesday night.
According to the Department of Public Safety, at 10:10 p.m., troopers were sent to the scene of a wreck on Highway 59 and FM 3439, one mile north of Lufkin. DPS learned a three-wheeled motorcycle was the only vehicle involved when they arrived at the crash site.
The driver, Brian Conard Patterson, 71, of Trinity, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 Judge Donnie Puckett. Deputies believe Patterson was turning right on FM 3439 when he left the road and overturned. He was thrown from the vehicle.
Authorities said the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The investigation is ongoing.