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A wreck near Meyersville early Sunday morning killed 47-year-old Keith Carlos Smith, of Victoria.

According to Sgt. Ruben San Miguel, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Smith was traveling south on FM 237 near Meyersville when the crash occurred.

He said the truck-tractor Smith was driving was towing a semitrailer hauling crude oil. The rear tires of the semitrailer are believed to have rolled off the road while the driver was navigating a left turn.

San Miguel said this caused the truck tractor to side-skid, veer off the road and roll onto its left side in the grassy shoulder.

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace John Miller at 1:34 a.m.

San Miguel said DPS is conducting an investigation into the cause of the wreck.

Morgan O'Hanlon is the business and agriculture reporter for the Victoria Advocate. She can be reached at 361-580-6328, mohanlon@vicad.com or on Twitter @mcohanlon.

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