54-yr old Newton man killed in car crash
JASPER COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a report of a fatality crash this afternoon on US 190 at FM 1408. The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 1:45 p.m., a 2014 Lincoln passenger car was traveling west at an unsafe speed when the vehicle slid off the roadway to the left and struck a truck tractor semi-trailer that was unoccupied and parked off the edge of the roadway in the grass. The driver of the Lincoln is identified as 54-year-old Curtis Jackson from Newton. Jackson was transported to a Jasper hospital where he was pronounced deceased a short time later. This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.