Lipan-area man killed in crash

October 10, 2012


John Nelson Redwine, 31, died Saturday afternoon as a result of a one-vehicle accident on Lipan Highway, 3-1/2 miles northwest of Thorp Spring, according to Justice of the Peace Judy Watson.

Redwine, a farmer and rancher whose residence is in the 20000 block of Highway 281 South near Lipan, was ejected from the 1990 Chevrolet 1500 pickup he was driving and died immediately, according to Watson.

Redwine, who had lived in Lipan since 1994, enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Watson said that a severe head injury was the likely cause of death. Redwine was the lone occupant of the vehicle, and Watson said that the investigation by DPS troopers indicated that alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Redwine was pronounced dead at 2:40 p.m. The body was found near a fence surrounding an electrical relay station.

The pickup was westbound when it left the roadway and continued going forward through a ditch. It rolled at least once before coming to rest near the edge of the pavement.

Redwine’s survivors include two children.

He was born Oct. 23, 1980, in Dallas.

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