BANGS, TX — A Coleman man lost his life in a high-speed crash with a tree near Bangs on Friday night.
According to the Texas DPS, 53-year-old Jesse Joe Guerrero of Coleman was driving his 2008 GMC Sierra pickup northbound on FM 585. DPS said he was driving at an unsafe speed for the roadway as he was approaching a sharp curve. Due to Guerrero’s speed, he was unable to negotiate that curve and departed the prepared surface on the north side of the road. His truck overturned and Guerrero was ejected from the truck because he also wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, DPS said.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. Guerrero was pronounced dead at the scene by Brown County JP Ted Perez.
The crash happened at 9:21 p.m. Friday night. The posted speed limit of that stretch of FM 565 was 55 mph. The roadway was dry and the skies were clear. The crash was investigated by Trooper John D Hoy of the Brownwood division of the Texas DPS. Trooper Tyler Moses of the Coleman DPS division assisted.