At 130am Sunday morning John Leldon Kelly, 32, of Magnolia was traveling west on FM 1488 about 3 miles from the Magnolia city limit when he left the roadway in his 2003 Chevrolet 2500HD truck. The vehicle went through a fence and slammed into a tree critically injuring Kelly. MCHD and Magnolia Fire Department responded to the scene. MCHD transported Kelly to Conroe Regional Hospital where he passed away.
According to Montgomery County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Wayne Mack it is not believed alcohol played a part in the crash. He believes either a medical issue or the driver fell asleep at the wheel. He ordered an autopsy at the Montgomery County Forensic Center.