On Friday, February 8, 2019, at 4:03 pm, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on FM-726 in Upshur County, 2.3 miles north of the community of East Mountain. Preliminary crash reports indicate that the driver of a 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup towing a utility trailer, Landon Casey Brittain, 31, of White Oak, was traveling north on FM-1845. He disregarded the stop sign at the intersection of FM-726 and skidded into the north bar ditch. The pickup rolled onto its left side, partially ejecting the driver who was pronounced dead at the scene by JP Rhonda Welch. He was transported to Rader Funeral Home in Longview. The crash remains under investigation.