A Longview man was killed Monday when his car went off the road, rolled and struck a culvert, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Paul Leonard Shipman Jr., 26, died at the scene, the DPS said.

DPS Sgt. Jean Dark said troopers were called to a crash about 5 p.m. Monday on U.S. 259 about seven miles south of Kilgore. A preliminary report shows Shipman was traveling southbound on the road at a high rate of speed when his car went off the road.

“The driver attempted to correct back to the left when the vehicle then struck a mailbox and post before rolling to its right,” Dark said in a statement. “The vehicle came to rest on its right side after striking a concrete culvert, ejecting the unrestrained driver.”

Shipman’s body was taken to Craig Funeral Home in Longview, Dark said.

The crash is under investigation.

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