Services scheduled for Central Texas teenager killed in highway crash
Services have been scheduled for Gatesville High School sophomore Clancy Lawhorn, 16, who died Wednesday night after the pickup truck he was driving crashed just east of Gatesville on State Highway 107, about a half mile before Fort Gates Road.
A funeral service for the teenager will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gatesville Civic Center.
Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Scott’s Funeral Home at 2425 East Main St. in Gatesville.
Lawhorn was a member of the high school’s band, Gatesville Superintendent Eric Penrod said Thursday.
"Great kid, great personality, leader of the band program and a big part of the student body,” Penrod said.
"It's hard on a whole school district, when you lose someone way to young it's tough, it's tough on students, it's tough on teachers and just everybody."
The district postponed its sixth grade band concert and football banquet Thursday night.
First responders were sent at about 7:30 p.m. to the scene along Texas 107 about three miles east of Gatesville, a Department of Public Safety communications officer said.
Lawhorn was driving east on FM 107 when his Dodge pickup drifted into the westbound lane and started to leave the roadway, the Department of Public Safety said.
Lawhorn overcorrected to the left and lost control of the truck, which went into a sideways skid, overturned in a roadside ditch and then struck a fence.
Lawhorn was ejected.
Lawhorn was alone in the pickup.
No other vehicles were involved.