updated 9:22 PM UTC, Jul 8, 2020

Woodville man dies in one car accident

Dr. Douglas Mattingly, Jr.Dr. Douglas Mattingly, Jr., 78, of Woodville passed away Friday, June 1 after a one-car accident on Hwy. 69, south of Woodville. According to reports, Mattingly was driving toward Woodville when his Toyota Camry collided with trees off the roadway.

An eyewitness reported a brown Chevrolet truck was passing Mattingly just prior to the accident, but it is unclear whether this vehicle contributed to the accident.

"We do not know who the driver of the truck is," said DPS Sergeant Steve Holloway. "There were no visible injuries on Mattingly, but he was unresponsive at the scene and was pronounced dead at Tyler County Hospital upon arrival. An autopsy is being conducted."

Mattingly was a retired dentist, having practiced in Beaumont for over 38 years, and was a member of the Sabine Dental Society. He was a member of the National Greyhound Racing Association and loved fishing, hunting, and the outdoors.

Mattingly raised greyhounds on his property in Tyler County.

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