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Truck runs into Lake Lavon

by | Jul 27, 2023 | Area news, Latest

The driver of a Dodge pickup was able to escape from his truck after running into Lake Lavon, the Princeton Fire Department (PFD) said.

PFD received the call of a major accident at 11:09 a.m., Thursday, July 20, said Deputy Fire Chief Michael Stiltz.

“It appears the pickup was traveling too fast southbound on CR 559, hit the guardrail and went off the bridge into the lake in about eight feet of water,” he said.

The accident took place on the “T” bridge that connects over the lake with U.S. 380 between Princeton and Farmersville.

The driver was able to make it to shore without injuries, Stiltz said.

Princeton FD was supported by the Wylie F-R Dive Team, along with Princeton PD, Collin County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) and Texas DPS. Wylie divers attached a tow strap to pull the truck from the lake.

The driver, a man from Caddo Mills, refused medical treatment, Sgt. Kyle Bradford of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said Monday, July 24.

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