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Whitehouse man, teenage girl dead after crash on Toll 49, 110 in Smith County

DPS said the driver went off the road, overcorrected and the vehicle rolled over. The driver and passenger were pronounced dead.

SMITH COUNTY, Texas — A Whitehouse man and a teenage girl were killed Monday afternoon when the 18-wheeler was moving at an unsafe speed and overturned on the Toll 49 exit ramp at Highway 110. 

William P. Cantrell, 46, of Whitehouse, was driving the 18-wheeler (a 2009 Peterbilt 340) with a 17-year-old girl as his passenger northbound on the Toll 49 exit ramp (Highway 110) around noon. 

DPS said the vehicle was driving at an unsafe speed for a curve and went off the road and overturned. Cantrell and the teenager were pronounced dead at the scene.  

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper on scene Monday said the 18-wheeler was driving at an unsafe speed coming from the Noonday area toward a job site.

The 18-wheeler was carrying a load of grass pallets, which were thrown from the vehicle at the point of impact. 

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