Fiery crash leaves man dead in Callahan County

POSTED: 1:58 PM Nov 04 2012   UPDATED: 8:00 AM Nov 05 2012
Callahan County, Texas -

One man is dead after a one-vehicle crash in Callahan County.

The crash occurred late Saturday night on I-20 at mile marker 316 just west of Putnam, according to the Department of Public Safety.

Police said Kenneth Dale Harms, 47, of Saginaw, was driving his truck in the eastbound lane of I-20 when the vehicle veered off of the roadway to the inside shoulder, hitting a guardrail at Mexia Creek.

The Peterbilt truck went over the concrete barrier and struck the embankment on the east side of the creek, where it burst into flames.

Harms was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is still under investigation.