Pick-up truck crashes into tree leaving one man dead

Published: Jan. 3, 2017 at 9:40 PM CST
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An elderly local man is dead after his pick-up truck crashed into a tree Tuesday evening.

Police responded to a call around 7:15 p.m. on Sutherland Road near State Highway 31.

Officials said 66-year-old Joe Lester Middleton of Gholson was driving south on Sutherland Road in his 2008 Chevrolet pick-up truck when he drove off of the road to the right and then struck a tree.

Middleton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the cause of the crash.