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A single-vehicle wreck that occurred about 4:40 p.m. Sunday on Farm-to-Market Road 51 resulted in the death of Jimmy Brooks, 87, of Weatherford, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

“Preliminary investigation indicates a 2015 Chevrolet pickup was traveling south on FM 51 when, for an as yet undetermined reason, the Chevrolet failed to negotiate a curve in the road,” DPS Sgt. Richard Hunter said. “The Chevrolet left the roadway, went airborne for approximately 100 feet, landed and struck a fence.”

Hunter said the pickup traveled across the roadway and struck the fence, which was on the northbound side of FM 51, and came to rest.

“The driver, [Brooks], was pronounced deceased at the scene,” Hunter said. 

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