TATUM, Texas — A former Tatum High School cheerleader and softball player died in an Friday night crash near Lake Cherokee.
According to DPS, a 2006 Mazda M6I was traveling east on Farm-to-Market Road 2011 near Kilgore.
At about 8:43 p.m., the driver, 19-year-old Lela Burney, lost control of the vehicle due to the we roads. The vehicle veered off the road into a ditch and struck a tree.
Burney was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Lela Burney was a 2019 graduate of Tatum High School where she was a cheerleader and softball player.