A one-vehicle accident just after midnight has claimed the life of a Longview man.
Branden Bennett Harkey, 20, was traveling east on Farm to Market Road 2204 when he lost control of the 1998 GMC Sierra pickup he was driving and struck a tree, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Harkey was wearing a seatbelt when the wreck occurred three miles east of Kilgore, an official said.
Judge Arthur Fort pronounced Harkey dead at the scene.
Harkey’s body was taken to Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore, where funeral arrangements are pending.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
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