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Galveston Police Department
News Release
Friday, December 29, 2017

Single Vehicle Fatality Accident on Apffel Park Road

On Friday afternoon, December 29th, 2017, at approximately 3:10pm the Galveston Police Department received a 911 call stating a truck had just rolled over several times on Apffel Park Road just west of Beachtown.  As medics with Galveston EMS and officers with Galveston PD arrived, they found a silver Ford F150 lying on its side and a male lying in the roadway bleeding approximately ten yards from the vehicle.   Medics immediately began assessing the injured party and attempted life saving measures; however, after several minutes of performing CPR the patient was declared deceased on scene.  No other vehicles appeared to be involved in the crash and no other occupants were discovered.

At this time, investigators with the Galveston Police Crime Scene Unit as well as the Accident Investigation Team responded to the scene to begin speaking with witnesses and reconstruct the accident.  According to witnesses, they observed the silver truck speeding westbound down Apffel Park Rd, away from the beach, and then observed the driver abruptly swerve where the road curved, causing the truck to roll multiple times, and the driver to be ejected from the vehicle.

The identification of the 48-year-old driver and sole occupant of the vehicle is not being released at this time unit next of kin can be notified; however, he possessed an out of state driver’s license and it is not believed that he resided in Galveston.  Due to evidence found on scene, it also appears that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident.  No charges are expected to be filed in this case. 

Remembering Jim Guidry

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