Harleton Man Dies in Accident on Dam

Lake O’ the Pines Dam

From Staff Reports

A 57-year-old Harleton man died in a fatal crash on Lake O’ the Pines dam Jan. 25, according to Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

Troopers responded to the crash on FM-726, 8.5 miles east of the city of Jefferson in Marion County.  

The investigators preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2000 Chevrolet C25, James Allen Massey, was traveling north on FM-726 at an unsafe speed for the road conditions.  

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As the vehicle entered a left curve, it traveled into the southbound lane and then struck a guardrail with its left front, partially ejecting the unrestrained driver.  

Massey was pronounced at the scene by Judge Lena Pope and taken to Haggard Funeral Home in Jefferson.


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