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Single Vehicle Crash Results in Fatality

Tyler County Booster

by Hale Hughes

According to Texas State Trooper Sergeant Stephanie Davis, a crash claims the life of a Fred resident. At approximately 11:20a.m. on January 27, the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 92, near CR 4590, in Tyler County. The crash occurred approximately five miles north of Fred. The vehicle involved was a 2002 green and silver Chevrolet pickup. The truck was traveling southbound on FM 92. For an unknown reason, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then traveled off the roadway and struck a fence and a tree. The driver of the truck was identified as 87 year old Paul Daniel Leidel of Fred. Leidel was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries. Leidel did not survive his injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:15p.m. The state troopers' office reported that there are no further details to be released.

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