Canton man killed in 2-vehicle crash

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Published: Aug. 2, 2023 at 1:59 PM CDT
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VAN ZANDT COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A Canton man has died following a two-vehicle wreck on Tuesday.

Samuel Todd Oatman, 48, died at a Canton hospital.

According to the DPS crash report, Oatman was driving a 2005 Volkswagen GLI north on State Highway 19. He was attempting a left turn but was hit from behind by a 2005 GMC Yukon, driven by Jess Burks Alford III, 62, of South Padre Island. The DPS report states Alford had failed to control his speed.

Oatman’s passenger was injured and taken to an Athens hospital.