Newton man dies in wreck

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A 68-year-old man died after driving his car into a tree early Friday morning in Newton County.

According to the DPS report, David Byrd Smith, of Newton, was driving his 1995 Cadillac four-door southbound on state highway 87 at 4:43 a.m. when he left the road on a curve and struck the tree. He was wearing a seatbelt.

A justice of the peace pronounced Smith dead on the scene, about 1.5 miles north of FM 363.