From the Department of Public Safety
Troopers responded to a fatal crash on FM-1254, approximately 4.8 miles Northeast of Mineola in Wood County. The investigators’ preliminary report indicates that the driver of a 2008 Ford F-150, Robbie Lee Loftin, 59, of Tool, was traveling south on FM-1254 when the driver failed to navigate the roadway’s slight curve safely. The vehicle’s right side dropped off the west side of the road. The driver overcorrected to the left, causing him to go into a side skid crossing both lanes of FM 1254. The vehicle traveled into the east barrow ditch, where it struck a large oak tree, ejecting the unrestrained driver.
They transported Loftin to UT-Health–Quitman, where he later pronounced and taken to Lowes Funeral Home in Quitman.