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Teen Killed In Upshur County Crash

 

TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1              Number of Injured: 1                    Number killed: 1

Date & Time: 2/17/2022  9:37 PM

County:  Upshur

Location: White Oak Road, approximately seven miles east of Big Sandy, TX.

Posted Speed Limit: 35 mph

 

Vehicle 1: 1996 Pontiac Firebird

Driver:

Male, 17 YOA, of Big Sandy, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Transported to: Christus Trinity Mother Francis Hospital – Tyler by air, in serious condition.

Passenger: Deceased

Male, 17 YOA, of Big Sandy, TX.

Pronounced by: Judge Wyone Manes at the scene.

Seatbelt: Yes

Description:

Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was traveling west on White Oak Road when it topped a hill and, for reasons unknown at this time, ran off the roadway to the right and entered the north side bar ditch of White Oak Road. After entering the ditch, the vehicle struck several trees.

Weather Condition: Clear

Road Conditions: Dry

Investigated By: Trooper James Payne,  DPS Gilmer