Temple, TX — A fatal accident in rural Temple on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) left a man from Pampa dead. Texas DPS troopers said that 69-year old Tracy Lee Meeks was killed on Highway 36 after his 18-wheeler truck that was hauling molasses was involved in an accident.
According to their reports, Meeks was driving west on Highway 36 at about 8:00 p.m. last night when he lost control for unknown reasons and swerved into the highway’s guardrail. His truck then overturned and caught fire, killing Meeks before he could escape the cab.
Further investigation is expected from DPS troopers and no other injuries were involved. It was noted that Meeks may have been blinded by the sun.
Scene of the Accident