Robert Clifton Wattis, a 52-year-old Winnsboro man, died after crashing his vehicle just before 8 p.m. Wednesday on County Road 3230, just south of State Highway 154.

According to Texas DPS, a preliminary report indicates that Wattis was heading south on County Road 3230 at an unsafe speed.

His vehicle entered a right curve in the roadway,skidded to the left off the roadway and struck several trees.

The crash also caused the vehicle to catch fire.

Watkins was pronounced dead at the scene, and his body was taken to a funeral home in Quitman.