A one-vehicle crash occurred on SH-53 at SH-320 in Bell County early Thursday morning.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers responded to the scene. A 2007 Acura passenger car was traveling westbound, approaching a curve. The Acura was traveling at an unsafe speed and lost control.
The Acura skidded off the roadway and struck a utility pole. The driver, identified as 27-year-old Adam Rangel, Jr., of Temple, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rangel was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. The next of kin have been notified.
Source: Texas Department of Public Safety