Woman drives into tree on Grape Creek Road

A female driver went off the road, took out a mail box, side-swiped a telephone pole and ended up in a tree Monday morning.

According to Officer Bryan Bylsma with the San Angelo Police Department Traffic Division, officers were dispatched to an unknown vehicle crash at approximately 11:15 a.m. Monday on the 3700 block of Grape Creek Road.

Upon arrival, officers found it was a single vehicle crash where the truck had run off the road along the yard of someone’s residence and plummeted into a tree.

The driver told police that she was driving southbound on Grape Creek Road when she tried to park in the driveway and instead hit the tree.

Officers believe she was coming down the road and for what every reason went off the road on the left hand side.

The 1986 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was operated by a young female. There was also a male passenger, but he left the scene before the officers arrived. The passenger later identified himself and told the officers he was not injured over the phone, Bylsma said.

The driver of the Silverado was issued a field sobriety test, which she passed. She told officers at the scene that she had a disability.


Neither of the occupants were injured in the crash, but the driver was issued a citation for no insurance, failure to control speed and driving with a suspended license.