Early-morning crash on rural road leaves Central Texas man dead

The early-morning crash Tuesday south of Penelope in rural Hill County left a Central Texas man dead. (File)
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PENELOPE, Texas (KWTX) An early-morning crash Tuesday south of Penelope in rural Hill County left a Central Texas man dead.

The Texas Department of Public Safety identified the victim as Justin Lemmer, 29, of Malone.

Investigators determined that Lemmer was driving north on FM 308 near CR 3214 when his GMC pickup truck left the roadway, DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard said.

Lemmer lost control of the pickup when he tried to pull back onto the road and the pickup again left the roadway and overturned, Howard said.

Lemmer was ejected, he said.

He died at the scene.