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Former Midland County Sheriff dies in plane crash

Dallas Smith (Source: www.co.midland.tx.us) Dallas Smith (Source: www.co.midland.tx.us)
GLASSCOCK COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Former Midland County Sheriff Dallas Smith was found dead on Friday following a plane crash in Glasscock County.

Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter said Smith's body was found with the wreckage around 3:30 p.m. on Friday.

It was found in a caliche pit about 15 miles south of Garden City.

Painter tells NewsWest 9 that Smith flew out on Thursday in a single engine plane.

He was flying to a ranch in Glasscock County that he was looking to purchase.

Authorities started looking for Smith after his family couldn't reach him.

The FAA and NTSB will be going to the crash site to investigate.

Smith was the Sheriff of Midland County from 1977 to 1984.

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