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Accident kills man at Yorktown paving project

Nov. 6, 2013 at 5:06 a.m.


The co-owner of a Blanco paving company was struck and killed by one of his company's trucks on a project in Yorktown on Wednesday morning.

About 8 a.m., Dennis Webster, 75, was overseeing work being done at the intersection of Seventh and West streets when a tar truck backed up and struck him, said Yorktown Police Chief Paul Campos.

Webster is co-owner of Cummings Paving and Recycling.

DeWitt County Justice of the Peace Bill Robinson pronounced Webster dead at 8:55 a.m. and ruled the death an accident.

The incident was also investigated by Yorktown Police Officer Joshua Serbin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been notified.

Cummings Paving and Recycling has been in business for more than 30 years, according to its website.

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