A Willow Springs man was killed late Wednesday night in a crash just south of the Texas-Howell County line, authorities said.

Myron W. Shackelford, 64, was driving a southbound 1998 Chevrolet Lumina that ran off the left side of the roadway at about 11 p.m. and struck several trees about six miles north of Willow Springs on Highway 137.

Mr. Shackelford, who was not wearing a seat belt,  was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was the 19th fatality of the year. At the same time a year ago, the count was 23.

Investigating were Cpl. S.N. Foster assisted by Cpl. Dale Pounds and Tpr. R.M. Greenan with canine Dak.

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