Nacogdoches teen dies in wreck; other vehicle flees scene

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man died Sunday evening after the vehicle he was traveling in was run off the road by a vehicle coming from the other direction.

Justin Pete Powell, 17, died at 5:06 p.m. Sunday at a Nacogdoches hospital. Jerry Glenn White Jr., 19, is listed in good condition at a Nacogdoches hospital.

According to the Department of Public Safety, White was driving a 1996 Dodge pickup at 3:47 p.m. southbound on County Road 817, 19.6 miles north of Nacogdoches. Powell was his passenger. A green Jeep driving southbound failed to give up half the roadway and White took evasive action to avoid hitting the Jeep. White overturned, and Powell, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.

The driver of the Jeep fled the scene.

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