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Single vehicle accident on CR 77 results in fatality

SMITH CO., May 13, 2013—A single-vehicle accident on CR 77 has resulted in the death of a 19 year-old Jacksonville resident.

According to police reports, The accident occurred Sunday at 11:25 p.m., on CR 77, approximately .6 miles south of CR 2180, in Smith County.

Marcos Antonio Lopez was driving a 1999 Ford Taurus southbound on CR 77, when he ran off the roadway. Initial report indicates Lopez over-corrected and struck several trees.

Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge James Meredith, JP Precinct #3.

Next of kin was notified and the body was taken to Lighthouse Services in Tyler.

The accident is still under investigation at this time. 

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