DPS BADGE

One person is dead and another injured following a single vehicle auto accident that occurred shortly before 3:00 on Sunday morning, near Colmesneil.

Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the crash occurred when a 2012 Chevrolet pickup truck that was traveling westbound on Recreational Road 255, for some unknown reason, left the roadway and struck several trees, about 10 miles east of Colmesneil.

A passenger in the truck, 33-year-old Matthew Lout of Jasper, was pronounced dead at the scene by Tyler County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Ken Jobe. The driver of the vehicle, Cynthia Lout, 33 of Kirbyville, was taken by ambulance to Christus Jasper Memorial Hospital, where she was at last word still undergoing treatment.

The accident remains under investigation.