Yorktown Police Department, along with Yorktown Volunteer Fire Department and Yorktown Emergency Medical Service, responded to a fatal accident at 5:30 p.m. on March 20, eight miles out of Yorktown.
Michael Allen Dean, 29 years old of Port Lavaca, worked for Peak Oilfield Service. Dean was driving a water truck traveling on F.M. 237, three miles east of U.S. Highway 183 South. According to Yorktown Police sergeant Richard Ramirez, Dean overturned off a “S” curve.
Yorktown Fire Marshall said, “We got on the scene and set up extrication tools (jaws of life). [It took us nearly 30 minutes] to extricate the individual.”
Department of Public Safety lists wreck as this county’s first fatality of the new year.