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Rockdale man killed in head-on crash

ROCKDALE, TX - A 51-year-old Rockdale man was killed in a two-vehicle head on collision near Rockdale on Tuesday.

The Department of Public Safety reports Christopher Hooks of Rockdale was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred 1.5 miles north of Rockdale on FM-1712.

DPS spokesman Dave Roberts says Hooks was the driver of a 2003 Buick Park Avenue that was northbound on FM-1712 about 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, when the Buick crossed the center line and collided with a 2013 Dodge pickup going south.

The driver of the pickup was identified as 52-year-old Deborah Gage, of Milano. She was transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple with what were described as non-incapacitating injuries.


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