Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

May 14, 2013

Jacksonville man dies in Sunday night car crash near Troup

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

TROUP —  A Jackson-ville man was killed Sunday night when the 1999 Ford Taurus he was driving ran off the road and struck several trees before stopping.

Marcos Antonio Lopez, 19 was pronounced dead on the scene by Precinct 3 Justice of the Peace  James Meredith and taken to Lighthouse Services in Tyler., authorities said.

About 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Lopez was traveling at roughly 50 mph, southbound on County Road 2177 just south of County Road 2180.

He ran off the road, apparently attempted to over correct, and collided with the trees, according to a report filed by Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Chaney Wade.