July 3, 2022 7:02 am

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FATAL CRASH IN EMC

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Robert Benjamin Wallace, 27, of Ferne Leaf Drive left a friends home on Ferne Drive where he had been drinking. As he got to the ninety degree turn he ran off the road and into the trees. Several friends assisted in pulling hi out and advised him to go directly home.

Wallace left at a high rate of speed toward FM 1314 and within seconds his friends heard a crash. When they got to the intersection of Ferne and Velma they found Wallaces 2007 Ford F-150 had traveled through the ditch, struck a stop sign and continued across Velma Lane where he struck a telephone junction box and then a large tree. The truck struck the tree with such force that it bent the frame and moved the cab almost three feet to one side.

New Caney Fire Department arrived on the scene along with MCHD. Wallace was pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m.

Judge James Mett’s responded to the location at the request of DPS and ordered Metcalf Funeral Directors to transport Wallace to the Montgomery County Forensic Center for autopsy.

DPS Troopers investigated the crash, the road was reopened just before 10:30 p.m.

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