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Young ETX man dies in single-vehicle crash

UPSHUR COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

A young East Texas man is dead following a single-vehicle accident on Monday morning.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 22-year-old Chad Michael Blackburn of Pittsburg, was driving his 1982 Ford F-150 southbound on Highway 271, just north of Gilmer, around 10:00 a.m. Monday, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree.

DPS officials say no other vehicles were involved, and Blackburn was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Officials say weather was not a factor.

Blackburn was pronounced on the scene by a JP. His body was taken to Croley Funeral Home.

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