Pickton man killed in wreck near Brashear Saturday
Faith Huffman | News-Telegram News Editor

August 29, 2005 - A Pickton man died Saturday evening in a one-vehicle roll-over accident, according to Texas Department of Public Safety reports.

Raymond Henry Trujillo, the lone occupant of the vehicle, was traveling west along Interstate 30 when he lost control of his vehicle near the 117 mile marker, just before 7:30 Saturday evening. As a result, the car slid into the center median and overturned several times, other motorists told officials when reporting the wreck.

The 22-year-old warehouse worker was thrown from his car as it overturned and landed in the westbound lanes of I-30 in Brashear, State Trooper David Reynolds noted in his report of the accident.

Trujillo was pronounced dead at the scene by Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Yvonne King. Funeral arrangements were pending with Tapp Funeral Home early Monday morning.

Sheriff’s deputies and Cumby police responded to the accident along with state troopers and routed interstate traffic off onto the service road while emergency crews were on the scene. Texas Department of Transportation workers were also called in to assist in directing traffic away from the accident scene.

The accident occurred shortly after a line of thunderstorms moved through the area.

The Saturday evening crash marks at least the sixth on Hopkins County roads this year to result in death, all except one killing individuals 35 or younger. In 2004, 28 people died as a result of 17 vehicles crashes on Hopkins County roads, according to News-Telegram records.

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