Lufkin man dead after vehicle goes airborne

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man is dead after the vehicle he was driving went airborne early Monday morning.

Wayne Paul Walters, 39, of Lufkin was driving at a high rate of speed when the Toyota Avalon he was in went over a set of train tracks and lost control, according to DPS Trooper Rodney Tucker.

After losing control, authorities said Walters went into a ditch, overcorrected, hitting a ditch on the other side of the road and went airborne. Walters then hit a tree, landing on the top of his vehicle at a residence located at 232 Golf Course Road.

The incident happened at 7:45 a.m. Walters died on impact.

Tucker said Walters was on his way to get his sister from work.

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