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Rollover wreck claims one life in Titus County


A one-vehicle rollover accident claimed one life early Sunday morning.

DPS officials say a 1996 Ford Explorer driven by Jose Gonzales, of Round Lake, IL, was traveling westbound on I-30 in Titus County when the vehicle began to drift off the roadway, striking the center median.

Authorities say Gonzales overcorrected, causing the vehicle to roll several times into a ditch.

A passenger, identified as Maria Hernandez, 47, of Carpentersville, IL, was ejected from the vehicle.

Hernandez was pronounced dead on the scene.

The driver and three other passengers were all transported to ETMC in Tyler with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say Hernandez was not wearing a seat belt.

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