An East Texas man dies in a crash after police say he tried to avoid hitting an obstacle in the road. It happened Saturday on highway 135, three miles south of highway 271.
23-year-old Randel Pate tried to swerve around a water cooler that had fallen off a truck in front of him.
Troopers say he veered into oncoming traffic, and was hit by a pick-up. Pate died several hours later from his injuries. The driver of the pick-up was not seriously injured.