Pickup hits tree, driver killed

By Philippe Djegal - email

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - DPS troopers are investigating a wreck that left one person dead Friday morning. The driver lost control along Highway 31 heading east towards Kilgore at around nine o'clock.

The pick-up apparently swerved off the road and barreled into a tree. Tire tracks indicate the driver tried to get back on the road, but was unsuccessful.

It's unclear as to what caused the crash. There were no other people or vehicles were involved.

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