LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A 55-year-old white male was killed early Tuesday night, according to Lufkin DPS.
It occurred on U.S. 59 North near the construction zone.
DPS Trooper Flowers said the victim was speeding, lost control, drove into a ditch where he hit a culvert, near Guardian Appliance and Furniture. He added the car flipped over on its top and that the victim was not wearing a seat belt.
An open container of alcohol was found on scene, but officials will have to wait until toxicology results come in to determine if he was under the influence.
The identity of the man will not be released until his family has been notified.