Clemente Armstrong Injured in Car Accident on FM 550 in Rockwall County, TX
Rockwall County, TX — February 20, 2022, 47-year-old Clemente Armstrong was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on FM 550 in Rockwall County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 10:25 p.m. on the 1700 block of FM 550 near Smith Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Armstrong was driving a Honda Accord south on the road when he allegedly continued straight in a curve. His car left the roadway and hit a mailbox, then continued into the bar ditch where it overturned.
Armstrong suffered serious injuries in the crash.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Clemente Armstrong Accident in Rockwall County
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