UPDATE: DPS identifies man found dead in submerged vehicle

UPDATE:  According to Sgt. Dark with DPS, the person found in the submerged vehicle earlier Friday evening is 26-year-old Dillon McDougal of Kilgore.

Investigators found that McDougal lost control of his vehicle on wet roads on his way to work Wednesday.

Family and friends started posting to social media Wednesday evening when McDougal disappeared



UPDATE: Emergency crew located a submerged vehicle upside down in a pond off Farm-to-Market Road 1252 in Smith County.

According to an update from DPS, one person was found dead in the vehicle. 

Officials have not yet released the person's identity.


DPS officers are headed to Winona on reports of a possibly submerged vehicle Friday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Jean Dark, the incident is on Farm-to-Market Road 1252 in Smith County near the Gregg County line.

We will update this story as more details become available.

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