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One Dead in Upshur County Crash

Posted/updated on: July 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm
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GILMER — 42-year-old Latonya Champion of Pittsburg is dead after a one-vehicle crash shortly after 9:00 Sunday night on U.S. 271 about a mile south of Gilmer. According to KETK, the DPS says the driver of an SUV headed north hit her brakes to dodge a slower-moving vehicle. The SUV left the road and flipped onto its right side. Authorities identified the driver as Deshanda Green, 31, of Pittsburg. Three other passengers were in the vehicle, including Champion. The driver, along with a 2-year-old and 4-year-old, were not hurt. Champion was taken to a Longview hospital, where she was pronounced dead.


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