Cumby – State Troopers Friday morning identified the deceased driver as 85-year-old Melvin Clyde Bryant, of Farmersville.
He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred at approximately 3:17 p.m. Thursday between the 110 and 109 mile markers near Cumby.
According to the Department of Public Safety office in Garland, a car was traveling behind a semi pulling a trailer when the car reportedly drove up underneath the back of the trailer, killing the driver.
Reports did not indicate if there was anyone else traveling in the vehicle with Bryant. The truck driver was not injured.