Fatality in Single Vehicle Crash

Staff Writer

One person was killed yesterday in a single vehicle crash that happened around 7:50 a.m. The vehicle, a 1995 Peterbilt Truck/Tractor, towing a trailer was heading east along IH 20 when it veered into the center median, struck the cable system, and turned over onto its left side, 4.3 miles east of Sweetwater. The driver, Michael Norris Hefley, aged 59, of De Kalb, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver had been wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. The body was taken to Cate Spencer & Trent Funeral Home in Sweetwater. The weather had been clear with some clouds and the road conditions were dry. It is not clear what caused the fatal accident. The crash is under investigation.