Man dead after car catches on fire from hitting tree near Longview

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GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – One man died after he drove off the road into a ditch and crashed his car into a tree that later caught on fire.

On Thursday, around 8:56 p.m. DPS troopers were called to a one-vehicle crash on FM 2751 around 6.3 miles northeast of Longview.

43-year-old John Stinson, of Longview was driving on FM 2751 when he drove off the roadway and into the ditch for an unknown reason, according to a release. Stinson hit a tree on the driver’s side causing the car to catch on fire and burn.

Stinson was declared deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct #2, Judge Tim Bryan. Stinson was taken to the Bigham Funeral Home in Longview.

DPS officials said the investigation is still on-going and that there is no other information at this time.

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