Alexander Johnson's 2010 Camaro struck this large tree and caught fire.
Accident Takes Life of Young Chester Man, CHESTER, May 12, 2013 - At around 11:20 pm on May 11, 2013, a possible grass fire was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. The fire was a few miles west of Chester off FM-287 East. Deputy Mike Nettles with the Polk County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to investigate. When Nettles arrived he found the fire, only it wasn't a grass fire, it was a terrible car wreck. A 2010 Chevy Camaro driven by Alexander Neal Johnson, 21, of Chester was east-bound on 287 East when his vehicle left the road to the right, rolled down an embankment, slammed head on into a tree, ignited, became engulfed in flames, and slid down into a gully. Americare Ambulance service was dispatched to the scene along with the Corrigan Volunteer Fire Department, and Troopers Allen Stanton, Donny Akers, and David Morris. Sadly the ambulance wasn't needed. It is believed that Alexander Johnson was killed on impact (when his vehicle struck the large tree). In a short amount of time, family and loved ones arrived on the scene and grieved for the loss of their loved one. Traffic was partially blocked during investigation and cleanup. Justice of the Peace, David Johnson performed an inquest at the scene. Because the car was sitting down in a depression, a crane type heavy duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan was summoned to lift the burned up car from it's depths in order to get it onto a rollback wrecker. A first call car from Riley Funeral Home out of Woodville recovered Johnson's remains. The accident remains under investigation by Trooper Allen Stanton.
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Trooper Allen Stanton is the investigating officer.
A volunteer fireman from Corrigan works around the burned up car.
The car became engulfed in flames and slid down into a gully.
A heavy duty wrecker from Riley Wrecker Service out of Corrigan, was utilized to lift the car out of a depression.
Justice of the Peace, David Johnson, performed an inquest at the scene.
Alexander Johnson's remains were transported to Riley Funeral Home in Woodville.
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