Senior Dies in Grass Fire

The Empire-Tribune reports 92-year-old Leroy Worrell died Monday in a grassfire after his truck got stuck in a field on FM 2481 near Pony Creek. Erath County Sheriff’s Captain Jeremy Woodruff said Worrell was checking his cows when his truck became stuck. Fire crews arrived on scene, found the truck in the burn area and discovered a man inside who was deceased. Woodruff said they believe Mr. Worrell was trying to get the truck out when the catalytic converter ignited the fire. He added that the incident has been ruled accidental and no foul play is suspected.