Person Killed In Late Night Crash And Fire On US 97 Identified
The identity of a person killed in a single vehicle crash and fire on US. 97 near Orondo is now known.
Troopers say 45-year-old Lester Haney of Mansfield died when his southbound 1999 Chevy Tahoe pickup truck left the roadway, hit a tree, and burst into flames.
Emergency crews pulled Haney from the wreckage, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash took place at about 3:30am on the morning of Sunday, August 17.
A press memo from the State Patrol says troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash. and it's still not known if Haney was wearing a seatbelt.
The crash took place just north of Orondo on U.S. 97.