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Man dies in fiery one-vehicle crash in Rusk County

From Staff Reports
June 10, 2013 at 6:15 a.m.


A Shelbyville man died Sunday afternoon when his vehicle caught fire after striking a bridge in Rusk County, according to officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Arthur Melton Smith, 61, was traveling southbound on U.S. 259 in a 2013 Jeep Liberty when he left the roadway, crashing into a bridge at the intersection of U.S. 259 and County Road 186, DPS said.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene at about 2 p.m., DPS said. He was taken to Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore.

The wreck is under investigation.

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