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.
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: