Fatal Accident Takes The Life of Center Man

The family of an elderly man from Center are mourning their loss after an early morning traffic accident. Department of Public Safety officials say 76-year-old William Guy Ihlo died around 2:35 a.m. Sunday, after hitting an 18 wheeler on Highway 96, three miles north of Center.

Troopers say Ihlo's pickup truck swerved across the road in front of a tractor trailer. The driver of the truck swerved to avoid the pickup, but Ihlo's truck came back across the road and hit the rig. The driver of the tractor trailer, Billy Faizon of Waskom is in stable condition.