Lindale man dies after crash into tree

Lindale man dies after crash into tree

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Friday afternoon, a Lindale man died after losing control and striking a tree in Smith County.

According to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday, December 18, 2020, at 4:30 p.m., Troopers responded to a fatal crash on County Road 344 about 3.5 miles north of the city of Tyler in Smith County.

The investigator’s initial report indicated that the driver of a 2015 Dodge Ram was traveling north on County Road 344 at an unsafe speed. The driver entered a sharp right curve in the roadway and lost control, exited the road, and struck a tree.

Mark William Threlkeld, 30, of Lindale was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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