A press statement has been released by Sergeant Jean Dark with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

"On April 01, 2018 troopers responded to a one vehicle fatal crash at approximately 2:35 AM on US-69 inside the city of Alba. Preliminary crash investigation shows that the driver of a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500, identified as Kenneth Louis Lewers, 22, of Alba was traveling southeast on US-69 at an unsafe speed. The driver traveled on the improved shoulder, over corrected to the left causing the vehicle to go into a side skid. The vehicle then traveled across the roadway and then into the northeast ditch where it struck a large tree. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene by Paul Foley, his body was taken to Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory. Two passengers in the vehicle, identified as Dawn Lee Fitzpatrick, 18, of Alba and Hayley Fitzpatrick, 16, of Winnsboro, were pronounced dead at the scene by Paul Foley, their bodies taken to Wilson Orwosky Funeral Home in Emory. All occupants were wearing their seatbelts."

 

The wreck is still under investigation.