SMITH COUNTY — A Tyler Firefighter tells KETK that Jalen Smith has died at a local hospital after a wreck Friday night left him in critical condition. The rollover accident also injured two other Jackson Heights Volunteer firemen. According to DPS officials, the accident happened on Farm Road 2767 in Smith County just after 10:00. The injured were identified as C.J. Redwine, 21, and Gary Robinson, 18. Redwine and Robinson are said to have suffered minor injuries.
The three fireman were on their way to the fire station to respond to a tractor accident in the area when the wreck happened. Smith was ejected from the vehicle. The accident remains under investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Smith is a 2010 Chapel Hill High School graduate. He attended the fire academy. He also worked at Atwoods Ranch and Home store in Tyler.