The year’s fourth fatal wreck occurred in DeWitt County early Friday off Clinton Cemetery Road south of Cuero.
The one vehicle accident claimed the life of the driver, Henry Henkes, 31, of Cuero. Driving a 2000 Dodge pickup on Old Goliad Road at about 1 a.m., reports said it appeared he lost control of his vehicle and it left the roadway and rolled ejecting him and the passenger in the truck.
First responders alerted medical helicopters in Victoria and San Antonio for assistance with the injured driver.
Before the helicopters could arrive, Henkes was taken by ambulance to Cuero Community Hospital ER where he died a short time later as a result of the injuries.
The passenger, Austin Smalley, 23, of Inez was taken to taken to DeTar Hospital in Victoria where he is listed in stable condition.