Canton man killed in early morning crash in Van Zandt County

Published on Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:33 - Written by From Staff Reports

A Canton man was killed today in an early morning one-vehicle wreck.

Clay Christian Dawson, 19, was driving east on Texas Highway 64, about nine miles southwest of Van, at 6:20 a.m. when he lost control of his 2003 Chevy Silverado, according to the official Texas Department of Public Safety report.

Dawson’s truck went into the south ditch and then into a four-wheel skid across Texas 64 where his truck rolled over and landed on its top in the north ditch.

Dawson was ejected and died at the scene. He was pronounced dead by Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Ronnie Daniell at 7:05 a.m., according to the report.