Mineola resident dies in county auto accident

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Bobby Ray Turbeville, 77, of Mineola died Monday when his pickup truck crashed on FM 14 in Wood County, 9.5 miles north of the city of Hawkins, the Department of Public Safety reported.

Preliminary crash investigation revealed that Turberville was driving a 1999 Ford F-150 north on FM 14 shortly before 2:50 p.m. when the vehicle’s right tires went off the roadway.  He steered sharply to the left, causing the vehicle to enter a side skid across the roadway. It continued into the west ditch and struck a tree, the DPS reported.

Turbeville was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Jerry Parker and was taken to Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman. The crash remained under investigation Tuesday.

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