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Bullard man killed in crash on Highway 69

Jerry Smitherman, 69, of Bullard was the driver he was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge...
Jerry Smitherman, 69, of Bullard was the driver he was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Dunklin and was taken to Lighthouse Mortuary in Tyler.(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 20, 2021 at 8:41 AM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A 69-year-old man from Bullard died in a wreck six miles west of the city of Bullard Tuesday morning.

According to a preliminary report on Tuesday at 9:44 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to a fatal crash on FM-346.

A 2000 Toyota 4Runner was traveling southbound on FM-346 when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle traveled off the roadway in a curve and struck a tree, said the investigator’s preliminary report. 

Jerry Smitherman, 69, of Bullard was the driver he was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Dunklin and was taken to Lighthouse Mortuary in Tyler.

The crash remains under investigation, stated officials.

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