Man dies after being ejected from pickup during crash

He lost control of the truck after he “... failed to drive in a single lane,” authorities say

Man dies after being ejected from pickup during crash

PANOLA COUNTY, Texas (KSLA) — An East Texas man died after being ejected from his pickup during a crash in Panola County, Texas.

It happened about 11:24 p.m. Wednesday on on Texas Highway 315 about seven miles west-southwest of Carthage, the Texas Highway Patrol reports.

Preliminary investigation indicates Longbranch resident Justin Williams was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup southwest on Texas 315 near the community of Clayton when he “... failed to drive in a single lane,” Staff Sgt. Jean Dark said.

The 26-year-old lost control of the truck when he “took evasive action,” causing the pickup to overturn into a ditch on the east side of the roadway.

Williams was taken by EMS to UT Health-Tyler, where he later died.

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