TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Upshur County Fatal
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 1/23/2022 12:43 AM
Location: FM 1844, approximately 5 miles northeast of Gladewater, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 55 mph
Vehicle 1: 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
Driver 1: Deceased
James Engeman, male, 42 YOA, of Gladewater, TX.
Pronounced by: Judge Welch, on scene.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling westbound FM-1844. The driver of Unit 1 drifted off the roadway to the right, overcorrected to the left and crossed the eastbound lane continuing into the south barditch where the vehicle struck several trees. The driver was ejected and pronounced at the scene.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Christopher Putt, DPS Gilmer