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Medical episode may have caused fatal crash near White Oak

A single-vehicle fatal crash occurred early Sunday morning near White Oak.
A single-vehicle fatal crash occurred early Sunday morning near White Oak.(File graphic)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 9:37 AM CDT
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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A motorist died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday morning.

According to a report by the Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a crash on W. Whatley Road, just west of the city limits of White Oak. The investigators’ preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2000 Lexus GS 300 was traveling eastbound on W. Whatley Road when the driver ran off the roadway to the right, struck a mailbox and then struck a tree. It is believed that the driver suffered a medical episode which caused the incident. 

The driver, Glynn C. Burch, 88, of White Oak was pronounced at the scene.

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