Two fatal wrecks in Lindale area on Thursday night
Two people were killed in separate wrecks in the Lindale area on Thursday evening.
The first happened on Hwy 69 North near County Road 4148, about a mile north of Lindale, just after 5:00pm.
The driver, Lonnie WIlliams, 65, from Lindale, was heading north on Hwy. 69, when officials believe he had a medical issue that caused him to veer off the road.
Williams crossed into southbound lanes and hit a tree.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
The second wreck happened at 7:45pm on FM 16, about 2.5 miles west of Lindale.
Lindale Police officials tell Fox 51 that an officer attempted to pull over the driver, Kamron Vickers Geis, 36, of Van, for a minor traffic violation near the Rodeo Arena, but Geis sped away.
The officer chose not to pursue Geis, who was heading westbound on FM 16.
Smith County DPS officials say that Geis crashed about two miles from the scene of the attempted stop.
He had driven off the road, hitting a fence and several trees.
Geis was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.