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MEXIA, Texas — According to a Department of Public Safety trooper, a gravel truck driver traveling east on Highway 84 was killed on Thursday morning, Feb. 28, after his 18-wheeler veered off the highway and struck a tree on the shoulder of the road just west of Mexia. The city of Mexia is located about 86 miles southeast of Dallas.

A semi truck driver was killed when his gravel truck went off the road and struck a tree on eastbound U.S. Highway 84 in Mejia, TX on February 28, 2013.

A semi truck driver was killed when his gravel truck went off the road and struck a tree on eastbound U.S. Highway 84 in Mejia, TX on February 28, 2013.

The accident occurred at around 8 a.m. Thursday morning at the intersection of U.S. 84 and Farm-to-Market Road 2705, about 6 miles west of Mexia.

Map showing location of fatal semi truck accident on U.S. Highway 84 at Farm To Market 2705 in Mexia, TX where the driver of a gravel truck was killed on February 28, 2013.

Map showing location of fatal semi truck accident on U.S. Highway 84 at Farm To Market 2705 in Mexia, TX where the driver of a gravel truck was killed on February 28, 2013.

The semi truck driver was identified late Thursday afternoon as Bobby Joe Threet, 72. The trooper said Threet may have experienced a medical problem before the accident happened.

No other injuries were reported.

The accident remains under investigation at this time.


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