Anton, TX — A fatal single-vehicle accident along U.S. 84 near Anton in Hockley County left one man injured and another dead. Troopers with the Texas DPS stated that Billy Joe Grider, 76, was killed and Randall Grider, 53, was injured when Randall’s car lost control and hit a tree along U.S. 84/Clovis Highway.
The accident happened at about 11:00 a.m. late Monday morning, September 16, 2013. Randall was driving east along Highway 84 when he lost control of his car and swerved off the highway, hitting a tree.
The impact left Randall with moderate injuries, but Billy was sustained fatal injuries and passed away at a local hospital that day. The cause of the accident wasn’t clear and the reports from the Lubbock-Avalanche Journal did not mention how Billy and Randall Grider were related, if at all.
Approximate Scene of the Accident