A Luling man was killed in a single-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Interstate 35 near West, Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson said.

Troopers were called to southbound I-35, near mile marker 351, at about 3:15 p.m. when the 59-year-old driver of a 1997 Chevrolet pickup truck drove off the right side of the road for an unknown reason, Wilson said. The single-vehicle occupant overcorrected and flipped his truck into the center median.

Wilson said the driver, Wesley Ray Rogers, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the truck during the crash. Justice of the Peace David Pareya pronounced Rogers dead at the scene.

Troopers continue to investigate the cause of the crash. 

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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