UPDATE: Victim in fatal Gregg Co. wreck identified
Gregg County, TX (KETK) — UPDATE: Authorities have released the name of the man killed in a wreck early Wednesday morning. Jason Bradly Slaughter was killed after losing control of his vehicle during a high speed chase with White Oak Police.
UPDATE: Authorities tell KETK crews on scene that White Oak Police received a call about a wreckless driver early Wednesday morning.
A police officer pulled the driver over in the parking lot of Brookshire's in White Oak about 6:45 am.
The officer spoke to the driver, a 36 year old white male, and noticed that he was acting suspiciously.
About 30 seconds later, the driver sped away from the officer heading westbound on Hwy. 80. He later attempted to turn onto Texas St., but lost control and his car rolled.
The driver was pronounced dead on scene. His name has not yet been released. Authorities say he is from Kaufman.
After a search of his vehicle, officers found what appears to be meth.
KETK will continue to update as more information comes in.
ORIGINAL STORY: One person has been killed in a wreck in Gregg County on Wednesday morning.
Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety tell KETK, the wreck happened at the intersection of Old Longview Highway (Hwy. 80) and Texas St. in Clarksville City.
Texas St. is blocked, but traffic on Hwy. 80 is moving normally.
Authorities tell us that there is only one vehicle involved.
KETK has a crew on scene and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.