HEWITT, Texas – UPDATE: The man who crashed his car outside of Chopsticks in Hewitt and was found with a gunshot wound has been identified.
Hewitt police say 70-year-old Leon Julian Peysen was the man found in the overturned SUV with a gunshot wound.
Investigators do not know if he died from the gunshot or from the crash.
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Hewitt Police officers are investigating a one-vehicle crash that involved a man with a gunshot wound. A Justice of the Peace declared the driver dead at the scene.
It happened in the 500 block of Hewitt around 9:40 a.m. Thursday morning. That’s when police and firefighters were called about a one-vehicle crash.
When they arrived, they found a man behind the wheel with a gunshot wound to the upper part of his body. They also found a gun inside the vehicle.
Police say no one else was in the vehicle, except for a dog which is now at a veterinarian’s office. Officers don’t believe there is a danger to the public at this time.
An autopsy has been ordered.