Lamar County man dies in UTV crash

DEPORT, Tex. (KXII) - A Lamar County man died after being thrown from his UTV early Sunday morning.

Troopers say 32-year-old Jace Short was heading west on Monroe Street in Deport around 3 a.m.

They tell us he was driving a Polaris Ranger. Short lost control of the UTV. He and his passenger were both ejected.

Troopers say Short died at the scene. His 22-year-old passenger, Emery Robinson, was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay.

Troopers don't know what caused Short to lose control.