DPS: Pilot killed in crop duster crash near Expressway

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the pilot of a small crop duster died Tuesday morning when his plane crashed into a field near Expressway 77 and Orphanage Road.

The accident is halfway between Combes and Sebastian. The name of the pilot has not been released.

A DPS Trooper at the scene says the agency is urging motorists to avoid the area because the chemicals in the plane scattered when it crashed.