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Illegal U-turn kills E. Texas man

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POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston man died Thursday morning after he was broadsided while making an illegal U-turn just east of Livingston.

Daniel Jefferson Self, 80, died at a Livingston hospital at 10:50 a.m.

According to the DPS report, Self was driving a 2007 Mercury Mariner eastbound on U.S. 190 at 10:18 a.m. Self drove onto the shoulder and tried to then make an illegal U-turn. Elmer John Walton Jr., 65, of Porter, was driving a 1993 Ford F-250 and struck Self's vehicle.

Walton was taken to a Livingston hospital, where he was listed in stable condition with minor back injuries.

Both men were wearing seatbelts.

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