Just after noon today with traffic backed up on SH 242 for the fatality accident, one person in a four wheel drive vehicle decided it was easier to go around the scene instead of using the roadways. This vehicle crossed the dirt lot on the corner of SH 242 and FM 1314 and proceeded along the tree line westbound.
The rains were no match for the truck as it became bogged down. For the next five hours investigators, wrecker drivers and bystanders watched as attempts were made to use another truck to tow it out, that truck then joined in as the second truck stuck. Winches were tried and still nothing.
As crews reopened the roadway the owners were still trying to get their truck unstuck but were able to free the jeep.