Kirbyville man dies in one car accident

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) – A Kirbyville man died in a one-vehicle wreck late Friday night in Newton County.

According to the Department of Public Safety report, Joe Lee Thomas, 42, of Kirbyville, was driving by himself in a 1989 Ford Mustang northbound on County Road 3069, point four miles west of State Highway 87, at 11:40 p.m. when he left the roadway and rolled his vehicle.

Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:12 a.m.

According to the report, Thomas was not wearing a seatbelt.

The accident is being investigated by Jasper DPS Trooper Richard Malone.

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