Man Dies From Fatal Wreck

Published on Friday, 6 September 2013 23:05 - Written by Staff Reports

A 73-year-old Van Zandt County man died Wednesday, two weeks after sustaining injuries in a one-vehicle wreck.

Irvin Ray Patterson, of Wills Point, died shortly after 2 p.m. at Mother Frances Hospital.

On Aug. 23, Patterson was traveling eastbound on Interstate 20 in a 2010 Volkswagen GTI when his vehicle left the roadway, traveled uphill and struck the underside of the overpass bridge, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety dispatcher.

The wreck happened less than one mile east of mile marker 518 in Van Zandt County. Patterson was wearing a seat belt.