DPS: Winona man dies after car strikes tree, rolls onto its side

DPS: Winona man dies after car strikes tree, rolls onto its side
Crews are on scene of a fatal wreck in Smith County (Source: KLTV staff) (Alex Leroux)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Crews responded to a fatal wreck Thursday morning in Smith County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, they responded to the scene of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 370, just north of County Road 3100 at about 8:15 a.m. At the time of the crash, they reported that one person had died.

Crews are on scene of a fatal wreck in Smith County (Source: KLTV staff)
Crews are on scene of a fatal wreck in Smith County (Source: KLTV staff) (KLTV staff)

At about 1:40 p.m. Thursday, they released more details about the crash, including the identity of the victim.

According to DPS, 75-year-old Ramsey E. Carrell of Winona died after his car reportedly rolled onto its side after striking a tree.

Their preliminary crash investigation had determined that Carrell was traveling south in a 2004 Toyota Tundra on County Road 370 when, for an unknown reason, it drove off the left side of the roadway before striking a tree. The impact of striking the tree caused the vehicle to roll onto its side.

Crews are on scene of a fatal wreck in Smith County (Source: KLTV staff)
Crews are on scene of a fatal wreck in Smith County (Source: KLTV staff) (KLTV staff)

Carrell was declared dead at the scene by Judge Shamburger. DPS reported he was transported to Lighthouse Funeral Home in Tyler.

According to DPS, the crash remains under investigation.

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