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A truck driver from the Call Community died in a weekend crash in Hardin County. Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephanie Davis has identified the man as 39-year-old Gerrit Giles.

According to Davis, Giles was traveling southbound on Highway 69 near Old Highway Loop Road in the Village Mills Community north of Kountze at about 3:00 Sunday afternoon.

Davis said Giles’ 2012 Mack truck and semi-trailer went off the highway for an unknown reason and crashed into an abandoned building.

Giles was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Melissa Minton.

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