Teen injured in wreck

By Jake Harris | Published Saturday, August 9, 2014

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A California teen was flown to a Metroplex hospital following a one-vehicle wreck in Alvord Friday morning.

Truck Rollover

TRUCK ROLLOVER – Emergency responders assess the damage afer a pickup wrecked on U.S. 81/287 Friday morning. Messenger Photo by Joe Duty

The accident happened around 6:35 a.m. on U.S. 81/287 near Farm Road 1655 and involved a pickup. Investigators said Devon Moore Ray, 19, was driving north on U.S. 81/287 from Denton to visit his parents in California when his truck rolled through the median several times and landed upside down in the southbound lanes.

Trooper Beau Bridgeman, with the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Ray told medics he thought he fell asleep while driving. Bridgeman found two of the pickup’s tires on the road after the wreck and said it looked like one had blown out, possibly leading to the accident.

Ray was flown from the scene to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Wise County EMS and the Alvord Fire Department responded.

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