Man killed in one-car accident


NORTH ZULCH — A one-car accident on Feb. 8 claimed the life of a North Zulch man.

Jerry Gafford, 63, died around noon near the intersection of Highway 39 and FM 1452.

He is the second North Zulch resident to die as the result of a vehicle accident this year. Bradley Mackens died Jan. 16 after losing control of his vehicle.

According to a Texas Department of Public Safety report filed by Trooper Justin Reese, Gafford was traveling north on 39 in a 2013 Chevy Silverado.

The vehicle left the road, drove over west edge of roadway and struck a tree, the report states.

The pickup came to rest in ditch facing northbound. The report states Gafford was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.