Texas sheriff killed in crash during pursuit


By Kristin Edwards
Huntsville Item

TRINITY COUNTY, Texas — Trinity County Sheriff Brent Lee was killed Thursday morning when his patrol car left Farm-to-Market Road 3453 and crashed during the pursuit of a possible suspect.

According to information released by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 58-year-old Lee was ejected from his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria when the vehicle swerved off the road and hit a utility pole and a tree at approximately 4:20 a.m.

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