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Driver ejected from seat, killed after leaving roadway, running into barbed wire fence

The driver has been identified as Kiante Marquise Smith, 18-years-old, of Carthage.
Credit: CBS19

RUSK COUNTY, Texas — A man was killed after leaving the roadway and being ejected from his vehicle on FM 839 in Rusk County. 

On Wednesday, Dec. 22, around 7:40 p.m., law enforcement was called to FM 839 approximately 4.3 miles southwest of Henderson after reports of a 2004 Chevrolet Mailbu crash. 

Preliminary investigation indicates the driver was traveling north on FM 839, in a right-hand curve. The vehicle left the roadway on the east side of FM 839. It doesn't appear that the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt, took corrective action but continued to travel east into the grass, and through a barbed-wire fence. The vehicle hit a mound causing it to vault then roll, ejecting the driver.

The driver has been identified as Kiante Marquise Smith, 18-years-old, of Carthage.

Smith was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead by the medical staff. 

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