Man dies in Friday accident

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By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

A Thornton man died before dawn Friday in a one-vehicle accident south of Wortham.

The Department of Public Safety said a 2003 Lincoln Town Car driven by Jesse Oscar Reiter, 85, was southbound on Hwy. 14 at around 3:50 a.m. when the accident occurred.

When the sedan was 7/10ths of a mile south of Freestone CR 983, it ran off the right side of the road, striking a tree.
The DPS said there was no evidence of braking or any sort of evasive action by the driver prior to the vehicle hitting the tree.

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