A Tatum man was killed after a one-vehicle crash in Upshur County, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Sgt. Sara Warren.

At about 8:15 p.m. Thursday, troopers were called to a wreck on FM 49 about 7 miles west of Gilmer.

A preliminary investigation shows John Grant V, 19, was driving a truck east on FM 49. For an undetermined reason, Grant drove into the westbound lane of FM 49 then overcorrected back to the right, causing the truck to go into a side skid off the south side of the road.

The truck hit a tree, causing Grant to be ejected, Warren said. The truck then caught fire.

Grant was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Rhonda Welch.

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