Collision kills newspaper driver

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : October 10, 2013

Special to The Monitor

Special from The Monitor

By Pearl Cantrell
Monitor Staff Writer

MABANK–Mabank police worked a fatal accident Thursday morning on State Highway 198, north of the Comfort Suites hotel.
A 2001 red Chevy extended cab truck traveling north around 8 a.m. rear-ended a cement mixer stopped to make a left turn by the Golden Buckle, resulting in major frontal damage to the truck and killing the driver.
According to police the rising sun and associated glare played a major role in affecting visibility and causing the collision.
Ronny Andrews, 59, of Mabank was on his way to Wills Point to start his day’s work of picking up a load of newspapers when he apparently didn’t adjust for the stopped cement mixer in front of him.
No one else was injured.
Andrews worked with the distribution of The Monitor and Lake Area Leader. His wife, Peggy, works in foodservice for the Eustace ISD. The couple have two grown children and several grandchildren. They were in the process of building a house in Mabank. His granddaughter was a nominee for the 2013 Mabank Homecoming Queen.
After an autopsy, Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home will be handling the final arrangements.