Man dies in one-vehicle wreck in Newton Co.

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A one-vehicle accident in Newton County Wednesday morning claimed the life of a Cleveland man.

A justice of the peace pronounced Kendall Wade Cox, 22, dead at 11 a.m.

According to the DPS report, Cox was driving a 1999 Ford F250 eastbound on FM 363, a mile east of Bleakwood, when he entered a curve at an unsafe speed and left the roadway and overturned the truck. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

Cox's passenger, Edward McDonald Jr., 58, of Porter, suffered head injuries and lacerations in the wreck. He is listed in stable condition at a Beaumont hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt.

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