Moulton man on tractor killed in traffic crash

Nov. 8, 2011 at 5:08 a.m.

A 51-year-old Moulton man died Saturday after a traffic crash in Lavaca County.

About 10 a.m., Henry Claude Jalufka was traveling east on Farm-to-Market Road 532 on a 1953 Farmall tractor when he attempted to turn left into a private drive.

A 2007 Jeep driven by Jennifer Leigh Cromley, 18, of Moulton, also traveling east behind Jalufka, attempted to pass the tractor at the same time it began to turn and struck it, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper Gerald Bryant.

Jalufka was ejected from the tractor. He was taken by helicopter to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio where he was pronounced dead, Bryant said.

The wreck is still under investigation by DPS Trooper Justin Slovacek.

No charges have been filed.



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