Vidor man dies as result of crash on FM 1131 in Jasper County

Published 2:59 pm Friday, December 21, 2018

UPDATE: Ricky Lee Munson, 69, of Vidor, was pronounced dead by emergency room personal late Friday.


PRESS RELEASE — At approximately 12:15, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on FM 1131, near CR 873, in Jasper County.  The crash occurred just South of FM 105.

Initial reports indicate that a Chevrolet passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on FM 1131 at a slow rate of speed.  A 2014 Nissan SUV was also traveling northbound on FM 1131.  To avoid rear-ending the slower moving vehicle, the driver of the Nissan veered to the left and lost control.  The Nissan traveled off the roadway and struck a concrete culvert.  After striking the culvert, the vehicle flipped over several times before coming to rest in a ditch.

The 69-year-old male driver, from Vidor, had to be extracted from the wrecked vehicle.  He was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.

Motorists are urged to use caution while traveling in the area and to stay alert for emergency vehicles and slow moving traffic.

All information is preliminary as Troopers continue to investigate this crash.