Mineola man dies in 1-vehicle rollover wreck on US 80 in Wood County

Mineola man dies in 1-vehicle rollover wreck on US 80 in Wood County
Source; Gray News Media

From the Texas Department of Public Safety

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A 45-year-old Mineola man died in a one-vehicle rollover wreck on U.S. Highway 80 in Wood County Monday night.

According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to and investigated a one-vehicle fatal crash on U.S. Highway 80 about 3.9 miles east of Mineola at about 11:42 p.m. Monday.

The preliminary crash report shows that Jonathan Wade Burge was driving a 2000 Chevrolet C2500 pickup east on Highway 80 at a high rate of speed when for an unknown reason, he veered into the center median, the press release stated. The pickup struck a culvert and rolled over several times.

According to the press release, Burge, who was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was ejected from the vehicle. Judge Cindy Weems pronounced Burge dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.

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