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2 men killed in Smith Co. wreck identified

2 men killed in Smith Co. wreck identified
Bobby Lee Phillips, III, from Facebook
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POSTED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:05pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 7:20pm

Two people killed in a two-vehicle, Smith County wreck have been identified.

DPS tells KETK Bobby Lee Phillips, III, 27, of Gladewater and David Marshall Southerland, 63, of Tyler were killed at the scene of the wreck which happened around 6:00 p.m., Monday, on Highway 271 just north of Farm to Market Road 16.

Photo from David Southerland from Facebook.

Phillips was driving a truck northbound on HWY 271 when he merged over into the southbound lane hitting Southerland's car head-on.

KETK will continue to update information as it becomes available.

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Got to ask..Is there anyway of knowing if Phillips was texting ? Just wondering...So many of these type accidents happen because of texting...

The inertia cut-off switch used to stop the fuel flow on electric fuel pumps could easily be redesigned to eliminate most auto fires.

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