Balch Springs man dead in Hwy. 69 crash

Balch Springs man dead in Hwy. 69 crash

POSTED: Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 8:24pm

The man who was injured in a wreck on Highway 69 in Tyler on Monday, has been pronounced dead in a local hospital.

He is identified as Gary Gene Parrish, of Balch Springs.

Parrish was driving a van on Hwy. 69 on Monday, when officials say he failed to control his speed, and crashed into a UPS truck.

DPS says, Parrish was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

He was pronounced dead later Monday night.

One man is in serious condition after crashing his van into a UPS truck.

DPS officials say the driver of the van was not wearing a seat belt when he failed to control his speed and hit the truck. He was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

KETK will bring you more information on the man's condition when it becomes available.

Smith County DPS troopers are on the scene of a major accident on Highway 69 and Walnut Hill Rd.

KETK has a crew on the scene.

We will bring more information as it becomes available.

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I knew Gary for Agnew. My best friend Lezlie Miller dated for awhile. When I read about his death, Memories came flooding back. I still can't believe it. I've been away from Mesquite since 1982. But you never think something like this would ever happen to someone you know. Man! Not Gary Parrish. I do remember him and his HAIR. Always perfect. Never had a bad hair day. He is truly missed. R.I.P. Gary.

Gary was a very dear person to me,a friend of my youth that will never be forgotten.I love his family very much and pray for Gods peace to be with them.

I knew this man and I pray, peace of mind...for his mother, sister and loved ones. He will truly be missed.

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