Seymour Resident Dies in Crash

The Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash that killed an 85-year-old Seymour man.

State Troopers responded to the accident call about 12:40 p.m. Thursday in Knox County near Goree. George Henry Sullivan, Jr. was driving a 1999 Dodge Dakota Pickup northbound in the southbound lane. The driver of a 2008 Freightliner truck tractor, later identified as Chad William Wiatrek, of Stockdale, Texas, was headed south before he moved to the inside lane to avoid a collision.

Sullivan's car also pulled to the inside lane and collided nearly head-on with the eighteen wheeler.

Road and weather conditions were not considered a factor.

Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was not hurt.