Jacksonville man killed in Tuesday night crash

Published on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:31 - Written by

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com

A 28-year old Jacksonville man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Tuesday evening.

Det. James Oden said the accident occurred in the 2200 block of Lakeshore Drive at 7:25 p.m.

Justin Berry was driving north on the road when he lost control of his vehicle and it slid off the road and struck a tree on the west side of the road, Oden said. Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace Phillip Grimes pronounced Berry dead at the scene, and an autopsy was ordered.

Berry’s 26-year-old passenger was also injured in the crash. Oden said the man initially refused treatment but was later taken into East Texas Medical Center – Jacksonville for injuries received in the crash.

Oden said there is a slight S curve and a dip in the roadway before the crash site. Officers believe Berry was traveling too fast when he hit the dip, which caused him to go airborne and lose control of the vehicle.

The accident remains under investigation.