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Gilmer man dies after tree falls on roadway, crushing vehicle

Wednesday afternoon the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one-vehicle crash in...
Wednesday afternoon the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one-vehicle crash in Upshur County that left one man dead.(Associated Press)
Published: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2021 at 8:45 AM CDT
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UPSHUR COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Wednesday afternoon the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one-vehicle crash in Upshur County that left one man dead.

According to a preliminary report at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, Troopers responded to a one-vehicle fatal crash on Bobwhite Road near Goose Road, approximately 6.5 miles southeast of the city of Gilmer in Upshur County.

The preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 1998 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southeast on Bobwhite Road when a tree fell across the roadway and onto the vehicle.

The driver of the Chevy Silverado was identified as Bradley Scott Hefner, 59, of Gilmer. Hefner was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Manes and was taken to Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer.

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