Troup man killed in Cherokee Co. accident

Troup man killed in Cherokee Co. accident
Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 11:54am

A Troup man was killed in a one vehicle accident late last night in Cherokee County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety in Smith County says the accident happened just after 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night on Highway 79, about four miles east of New Summerfield.

DPS says 30-year old Gabriel Marino Sanchez of Troup was traveling west on Hwy. 79, passed a vehicle, then lost control of his pickup. Sanchez ran off the road and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Officials say Sanchez was wearing a seatbelt.

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