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Elderly Man Dead after Pickup Rolls Over


According to KTXS, an elderly man died in a single-vehicle wreck after losing control and rolling over his pickup truck on Monday in Jones County, Texas, three miles north of Abilene.

Crash Remains Under Investigation

The elderly man was identified as Guy Richard Payne, 86, of Anson, Texas.

According to KTXS, Payne was traveling northbound on US 83 (Highway 277) when he lost control of his pickup truck and veered into the median. His truck overturned on the east side of the highway’s frontage road and came to rest after it struck a telephone pole.

The accident occurred at 1:36 p.m. on Monday near the Abilene Landfill, according to KTXS.

Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,675 people were killed in crashes on roadways in 2014. In addition, an estimated 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2014. Here are some other statistics provided by the NHTSA:

  • Passenger vehicle occupants killed in single-vehicle rollovers decreased 4 percent from 2013 to 2014.
  • Fatalities in rural crashes decreased by 5.8 percent from 2013 to 2014.
  • People killed in roadway departure crashes decreased by 2.8 percent from 2013 to 2014.

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