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Vehicle collides with tree killing a man in East Texas

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A man is dead after losing control of his vehicle and colliding into a tree. A man is dead after losing control of his vehicle and colliding into a tree.
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

 According to Longview police, a one-vehicle wreck killed an East Texas man Sunday morning.

 Police say they were dispatched to an accident with injuries in the 2700 block of McCann Road. When officers arrived to the scene, they found a vehicle had struck a tree head-on.

The vehicle, driven by 27-year-old Scorpio Deniro Atkins, was traveling northbound on McCann Road. When Atkins didn't make the curve near the intersection of Ruthlynn Drive and McCann Road, the vehicle struck the guardrail, left the roadway, and struck several trees.

Atkins was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation, and police say a combination of speed and alcohol may have been factors in the wreck.

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