Thursday (Oct 8), DPS Troopers worked a fatal crash on SH 300, approximately four miles northwest of Longview in Upshur County. The driver of a 2003 Hummer H2, Steven Earl Montgomery, 55, of Big Sandy, was traveling southeast on SH 300 when the vehicle went off the roadway to the left and entered the east side ditch, struck a group of trees, and overturned. Judge Betterton pronounced Mr. Montgomery at the scene, and Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer has his remains.
Mr. Montgomery was reported missing on Oct 7, 2020, and last seen by family leaving his residence for work around 5:15 am that day. A landowner discovered the crash on Oct 8, 2020, and notified emergency personnel.
The crash remains under investigation.