Missing Kilgore man found in submerged vehicle in Smith County

Published on Friday, 10 November 2017 20:55 - Written by

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The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that the body found in a submerged vehicle in north Smith County on Friday evening is that of missing man Dillon McDougal, 26, of Kilgore.

Early Friday evening, emergency crews located a submerged vehicle upside down in a pond off Farm-to-Market Road 1252, in the Winona area of Smith County near the Gregg County line.

Investigators found that McDougal lost control of his vehicle on wet roads on his way to work Wednesday.

Family and friends started posting to social media Wednesday evening when McDougal disappeared.