Groves Man Loses Life in Car Accident

by Jessica Cervantez

Authorities say that a 46-year-old man died following a car accident where he was traveling too fast, lost control of his vehicle, hit a culvert, and flipped his pick-up truck.

The accident happened Saturday afternoon in Newton County on Highway 87, just a couple of miles south of Burkeville.

Garry Fortune, of Groves, was pronounced dead at the scene. Officials say he was not wearing a seatbelt.