John Godfrey Killed in Accident at FM 563 in Liberty County, TX

November 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
John Godfrey
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

FM 563, Liberty County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Equinox
FM 563
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

GMC Sierra and a Chevrolet Equinox were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at FM 563 in Liberty County, TX on November 14th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 8:42 p.m. According to investigators, a GMC Sierra was southbound behind a Chevrolet Equinox operated by 75-year-old John Godfrey. Reports say the Chevrolet was slowing to make a left turn into a private lot when it was struck by the GMC as it allegedly attempting to go around the vehicle. The crash left Godfrey with fatal injuries. The other driver, who was not publicly identified, was uninjured, police say. Reports show an Intoxication Manslaughter charge was recommended and/or issued against the driver of the Sierra.

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