Chireno man killed after driving into tree

Source: DPS
Source: DPS

SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Chireno man died after driving into a tree in San Augustine County Saturday afternoon.

Thomas Lee Balch, 56, died at the scene, which was eight miles west of San Augustine, at 6 p.m.

According to the report, Balch was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria westbound on State Highway 21 at 4:30 p.m. when he lost control, slid off the wet roadway to the right and struck a tree.

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