Man, 82, dead after El Campo wreck

July 28, 2013 at 2:28 a.m.
Updated July 29, 2013 at 2:29 a.m.

A Texas City man was killed after a three-vehicle accident Saturday in El Campo.

Calvin Jones, 82, was attempting to cross the 2700 block of U.S. Highway 59 in a Ford F-150 pickup but pulled in front of a tractor-trailer at 9:18 p.m., Sgt. Bill Hedges of the El Campo Police Department said Sunday.

The tractor-trailer, driven by Ronald Haynes, 51, struck a white Honda Civic when Haynes swerved to miss the pickup, Hedges said. The tractor-trailer then struck the Ford F-150, which caught on fire.

The four passengers in the Civic and Haynes were not harmed.

Jones was pronounced dead by Wharton County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Timmy Drapela.



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