Accident Results in Fatality


At approximately 4 p.m., Worth County Fire Rescue and the Worth County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to 117 Etheredge Road to the home of Gerald Alan Etheredge. According to Coroner Johnny Johnson, Etheredge exited the truck he was driving, a late 60’s model, leaving the vehicle in neutral while he opened a gate. The truck apparently jumped back into gear, pinning him underneath the truck. Mr. Etheredge would have celebrated his 54th birthday on the 23rd of this month. He was an employee of DeMott Peanut. The company lost another employee, a tractor-trailer driver just outside Ty Ty in Worth County this past Labor Day.