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Man dead after pursuit from Gregg County authorities ends in Upshur County

UPDATE: The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who died in the Tuesday morning high speed chase as Mario Tywan Marton, 47.


GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man is dead after officials said a pursuit that started in Gregg County ended in a crash on an Upshur County road.

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According to Gregg County Chief Deputy Craig Harrington, a warrant was issued last week for a man for burglary of a habitation and deputies attempted to serve the warrant around 7 a.m. when he fled his Gladewater home.

This started a pursuit into Upshur County, according to Harrington, and Upshur County authorities attempted to spike the man’s car but he was able to evade.

“Upshur County deputies were attempting to deploy spikes,” Harrington said. “He didn’t notice those deputies.”

On FM 726, officials said the car struck a pickup truck resulting in the death of the man fleeing authorities. A third car slid into the pickup truck as a result of the crash, but Harrington said no one was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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