Hero to get DPS award Monday in Cameron

A Rockdale-area man who is credited with saving the life of a Killeen truck driver after a January accident will be honored in a Department of Public Safety ceremony at 4 p.m. Monday in the courtroom of the Milam county Law Enforcement Center.

According to witnesses, Robert Donald ignored his own safety and pulled Willie Rabelais from the wreckage of his gravel truck just before it exploded into flames on FM 487, 8.8 miles northwest of Rockdale Jan. 9.

Rabelais was treated at Little River Medical Center and released.

The truck rig was a total loss.

Donald will receive the DPS Director's Award.

One hurt

An 82-year-old San Angelo man was treated in the emergency room of Little River Medical Center Rockdale after a two-vehicle accident at 5:20 p.m. Thursday on FM 486, .3-mile south of San Gabriel.

Trooper Broderick Sims said Robert White's vehicle sustained moderate damage.

Sims said the other vehicle left the scene.

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Saturday on Oak Lawn Road one mile south of Rockdale, according to Trooper Ernest DelBosque.

Drivers were listed as Kenneth Bounds, 70, and Horace Baxter, 71, both of Rockdale.

Damages were listed as extensive to the Bounds vehicle and minor to the baxter vehicle.

No injuries and moderate damages were reported in a vehicledeer accident on US 77, 4.5 miles north of Minerva at 9 p.m. Monday, according to Trooper Donald Delukie. Driver was listed as Aaron Miller, 50, of Cameron.

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