Nathan Gogo here with the weekend outlook: A nice Saturday evening ahead with mid 50's and clear skies. Bright, blue skies and breezy winds out of the south once again for Sunday as temperatures rise to the mid 80's.
MEXIA (February 28, 2013)--A gravel truck driver died Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash along U.S. Highway 84 just west of Mexia.
The Department of Public Safety identified the driver late Thursday afternoon as Bobby Joe Threet, 72.
The eastbound 18-wheeler veered off the highway at around 8 a.m. Thursday and struck a tree on the shoulder of the road, a Department of Public Safety trooper at the scene said
The trooper said Threet may have experienced a medical problem before the accident happened.
The crash scene was at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Farm-to-Market Road 2705, about 6 miles west of Mexia.
Traffic along U.S. 84 was moving normally because the truck was some distance off the highway.
Threet was alone in the truck, the trooper said.
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