UPDATE: Police identify 21-year-old man who died in one-vehicle rollover in Lufkin

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The above video was made before the identity of the man was released.

LUFKIN, Texas (KETK) – Police identified the man killed in a one-vehicle rollover wreck in Lufkin on Sunday morning.

21-year-old Jose Diaz of Lufkin died at the scene after his vehicle flipped end over end several times before coming to rest on its roof around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said that Diaz was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle.

Officers were called to the 4200 block of North Medford Drive and Loop 287 under the U.S. 59 bridge. Lufkin police officials said it appeared the man was traveling northbound on Loop 287 when he left the road just before the U.S. 59 north exit.

At this time, they do not know what caused Diaz to leave the road.

Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene following a lengthy extrication by the Lufkin Fire Department.

Photo courtesy of the Lufkin Police Department

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