Man dies after crashing truck in Powell

A Stanton man died Monday morning after a truck ran off a road near Clay City in Powell County, authorities said.

John Travis Briscoe, 29, of Stanton was pronounced dead by Powell County Coroner Hondo Hearne.

Briscoe was driving the truck, which left the road and hit a tree. The vehicle nearly went into the nearby Red River.

Authorities received a report about a truck running off Hardwicks Creek Road shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday, said Rob Halsey at the Powell County dispatch center.

A female passenger was in the truck and was taken to an area hospital. Her name and condition were not available.

Hearne Funeral Home in Stanton is handling funeral arrangements.