Man dies in early morning rollover

Victim is county's eighth fatality of the year

  Milam County recorded its eighth traffic fatality of the 2009 in a one-vehicle rollover near Rockdale.
 Emergency crews were dispatched to the scene, about six miles south of Rockdale on FM 908 about 5:15 a.m. where the body of Jimmy Jones, 31, of Taylor was found.
 DPS Trooper David Delukie said that it appears that the Chevrolet suburban Jones was driving was traveling south and went off the right side of the roadway.
 "He over corrected, went into a side skid and rolled over," Delukie said.  Although the accident is still under investigation, the trooper said that alcohol may have played a part in the accident and it was believed Jones was not wearing a seat belt.


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