ONE DEAD IN FM 1712 CRASH
A 51-year-old Rockdale man died Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle collision just north of Rockdale on FM 1712.
State Trooper Michael Michael said Christopher Hooks was pronounced dead at the scene, one-and-one-half miles north of Rockdale, by Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Sam Berry.
He said Hooks was the driver of a northbound Buick Park Avenue which crossed the center stripe and was in collision with a Dodge 3500 driven by Deborah Gage of Milano about 8:45 a.m..
McHale said Gage was taken to an area hospital by an AMR ambulance crew.
The farm-market road was shut down for about an hour, he said.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts, McHale said.
Vehicle damage was termed extensive.
In addition to the Department of Public Safety, the Rockdale Volunteer Fire Department and the Milam County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the scene.