Fatal Crash

One man is dead after a late-night car crash. It happened around 10:30 last night in the 9700 block of US 271 North in Tyler.

Witnesses say Eric Hodge, 41, was driving at a high rate of speed and swerving. He crossed the center median, and headed into oncoming traffic. Then his car flipped. Hodge was not wearing a seat belt, and was ejected from the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lindsay Wilcox reporting, lwilcox@kltv.com