Merkel man killed in single-vehicle Jones County accident (5 photos)

POSTED: 6:09 AM Dec 24 2013   UPDATED: 3:41 PM Sep 16 2013

A 30-year-old Merkel man was confirmed dead Monday as a result of an apparent single-vehicle accident on FM 126 in Jones County.

Waylon Eugene Davis, an oilfield worker, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Cheryl Guernsey. His body was taken to Starbuck Funeral Home in Merkel.

A passerby found the man pinned underneath the truck.

According to a news release, Davis' 1998 GMC pickup was traveling north on FM 126, veered right and overturned. The vehicle rolled several times, ejecting the driver.

The accident occurred about 10 miles north of Interstate 20 and three miles north of FM 605 in Jones County.

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Photos by Joe Fry/KTXS News

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