A Palacios man died in a one-vehicle wreck in Matagorda County at 10:58 p.m. Sunday.
Matthew Ethan Merck, 26, was driving a 2017 Ford F250 northwest on Farm-to-Market Road 2853, about 5 miles southeast of Blessing, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Billy Castro said Monday.
The speed limit is 60 mph on that road.
Merck failed to take a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, Castro said. He was wearing a seat belt.
Matagorda County Justice of the Peace Precinct 4 Mark Finlay pronounced Merck dead at 11:11 p..m. at the scene.
The wreck remains under investigation, Castro said.