Crash claims the life of local man

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Flash Staff Report

ERATH COUNTY (August 15, 2016) – A one-vehicle rollover claimed the life of a local man – Eli Christopher Pyle, 31 of Lipan.

According to DPS Sr. PIO Trooper Dub Gillum, the Chevy Silverado Pyle was driving lost control in a curve approximately three miles west of Bluff Dale on FM 1188 Monday at 2:30 p.m. Pyle overcorrected and the vehicle rolled.

Pyle was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed after being ejected from the vehicle. Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1, Shawnee Bass pronounced Pyle dead at the scene.

Erath County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Texas DPS with the scene. Emergency personnel on scene included Erath County Volunteer Fire Rescue, Morgan Mill VFD, Bluff Dale VFD, Cross Timbers First Responders and Erath County EMS. This accident was investigated by Trooper Chance Ensminger, THP Stephenville.

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