Balch Springs man dead in Hwy 69 crash

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 9:41am

SMITH COUNTY — The man who was injured in a wreck on Highway 69 in Tyler on Monday, has been pronounced dead in a local hospital.

He is identified as Gary Gene Parrish, of Balch Springs.

Parrish was driving a van on Hwy. 69 on Monday, when officials say he failed to control his speed, and crashed into a UPS truck.

DPS says, Parrish was not wearing a seatbelt at the time, and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

He was pronounced dead later Monday night.



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