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19-year-old East Texan killed after truck rolls over

VAN, TX (KLTV) - A 19-year-old East Texas man was killed on Thursday morning when the pickup he was driving rolled over.

Clay Christian Dawson, a Van resident, was traveling east on Highway 64 about nine miles southeast of Van when his 2003 Chevrolet Silverado pickup left the roadway, according to Department of Public Safety troopers who responded to the scene.

Authorities say Dawson then over-corrected and entered a four-wheeled skid across the highway and into the opposite ditch. The truck rolled and Dawson, who troopers say was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the the driver's seat into the backseat.

Dawson was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.

The crash is still under investigation by DPS.

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