FANNIN COUNTY, Tex. -- A bizarre chain of events in Fannin County ended with one man in the hospital. Authorities say a one-car crash turned into much more before crews actually arrived on the scene.
One man is in a Dallas hospital after crashing his car just east of Ivanhoe against a tree. It just so happens that that same man was in a stabbing earlier this week.
Officials say Stephen Green was in an altercation with another man early Wednesday morning when he accidentally stabbed himself after taking a swing at the other man.
Authorities say Green was rushed to the hospital for his injuries but was released this morning. Upon his release, officials say he got into this car and sped off going north on Highway 273.
He turned right on County Road 2225 and crashed his car a couple of miles down the road. Dispatchers were alerted of the crash this morning but were also told that Green had been shot and needed immediate medical attention.
That report turned out to be false, and Green was only injured in the accident. He was flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Officials say they were glad to finally get the correct information.
"Anytime you have multiple agencies involved, and you have a lot of concerned citizens, things get somewhat skewed, and reports com in from different people in different forms,” said Fannin County Sheriff Kenneth Moore.
Green’s condition is unknown at this time.