(Metro Creative)

A Katy man died after a one-vehicle wreck in Anderson County near Elkhart.

On Wednesday, Wyatt Richard Williford, 26, was driving a 2006 Ford F-250 westbound on County Road 171 when he entered a left curve at an unsafe speed for wet road conditions. Williford lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the left side of the road, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety investigators preliminary report.

The vehicle struck a culvert, became airborne and hit several trees.

Williford was taken to Palestine Regional Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. He was then taken to a funeral home in Palestine, DPS said.

The wreck is under investigation, according to DPS.


I came to the Tyler Morning Telegraph in September 2019. I report on crime, courts, breaking news and various events in Tyler and East Texas.

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