Strange Accident Leaves One East Texan Dead

by Chris Cato

A bizarre accident Friday morning left one man dead after he was knocked out of the bed of a pickup.

DPS officials say 29-year-old Corey Thedford of Joaquin was holding down a piece of cargo in the bed of a pickup while riding east on Highway 84. That's when the cargo flew out of the pickup, hitting Thedford, and causing him to fall out of the truck.

Thedford was taken to LSU Medical Center in Louisiana, where he died later that morning.