Fatal crash

SMITH COUNTY – A Jacksonville man traveling in southern Smith County died July 26 in a single-vehicle accident, according to DPS officials.

Guadalupe Meza, 52, was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash on County Road 2177, south of Texas Highway 110 in Smith County, said Sgt. Jean Dark, public information officer for DPS – Tyler.

According to a preliminary investigation, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 26, DPS troopers were called to the scene of a single-vehicle crash on CR 2177. 

A 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Meza was traveling south along CR 2177 when, “for an as-yet undetermined reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle in a curve,” leaving the roadway and striking a tree, the report stated.

The crash is under investigation and no additional information is currently available, Dark said.

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