One-vehicle rollover results in fatality

Texas Departmet of Public Safety (DPS) was called out to a one-vehicle rollover early Monday morning, Dec. 3, which resulted in one fatality. Kenneth Ray Kirkland, II, 44 of Moulton, was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:33 a.m. by DeWitt County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Peggy Mayer. The truck tractor was driving on State Highway 72 West near Nordheim, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle drifted off the roadway into the ditch, according to DPS. DPS was called to the scene at 12:58 a.m. The vehicle overturned onto its right side along a fence line and continued traveling down the fence line on its right side until striking a telephone pole. It struck the pole just above the engine compartment and just below the dash before rolling onto its top and jack-knifing. The vehicle came to final rest on its top facing north. Texas DPS was assisted on the scene by the DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office. The crash is under further investigation.

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