SMITH COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Cody West, of Tyler, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Thursday night vehicle crash in Smith County.

West, 22, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Lindale Thursday night.


According to reports, West was operating a pickup truck on Farm to Market Road 849 near Lindale, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway Thursday night. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree before entering a culvert.

West was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.


Geo quick facts: Smith County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 209,714. Its county seat is Tyler. Smith County is named for James Smith, a general during the Texas Revolution – Wikipedia.