Thorndale man dies Sunday in FM 1331 construction area

A 51-year-old Thorndale man became Milam County’s latest highway fatality when he died in a one-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon in a northwest Milam construction zone.

State Trooper Erik Gaston said Gregory Robbins died in a 5:23 p.m. crash on FM 1331, .2-mile east of the County Road 439 intersection, near the Williamson County line.

Gaston said Robbins was eastbound in his Ford pickup when the vehicle’s wheels hit loose gravel and he lost control of the vehicle, overturning the pickup.

Robbins was wearing a seat belt, according to Gaston.

Justice of the Peace Twila Harris pronounced Robbins dead at the scene at 6:45 p.m., Gaston said.

TR E ATED— A 31-year-old Rockdale man was treated at R ichards Memorial Hospital Monday following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of FM 487 and FM 1712, north of Rockdale.

Trooper Broderick Sims said Jason Harris was treated following the collision.

Sims said Chance Duke, 22, Lexington, driver of the other vehicle, was not injured.

Vehicle damages were reported as extensive.

No injuries were reported in two other accidents investigated by police in South Milam County during the week.

Trooper David Yarbrough said vehicles operated by Pamela Dymke, 65, of Rockdale, and Harlan Hilliard, 90, of Thorndale, were in collision at 2:14 p.m. Sept. 8 in Minerva at the US 77-CR 232 intersection.

He said Dymke and a passenger refused treatment at the scene and that Hilliard was not injured.

Damages were termed extensive.

Moderate damages, and no injuries, were reported in a onevehicle accident at 9:10 p.m. Sept. 7 on US 79, .3-mile northeast of CR 346.

Dr iver was listed as John Hagerty V, 21, of San Antonio, according to Gaston.

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