Smith County Jailer Dies in Car Accident

A man working as a jailer for the Smith County Sheriff's office lost his life in a car wreck Tuesday night. Allen Baker (23) of Tyler was heading east on Hwy 64 when his truck missed a turn and ran into a driveway culvert. The impact caused Baker's truck to flip over several times. He was taken to Mother Francis Hospital where he later died.

Authorities still don't know what caused Baker to miss the turn.