From WRIL The Big One -
On Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at approximately 9:45 am there was a single-vehicle fatal accident on Highway 25E northbound just outside Pineville a short distance from the Bell County High School bus garage.
A white pickup truck was traveling on the roadway when the driver, identified by KSP Trooper Joey Brigmon as 80-year-old Clarence Hall Sr., experienced what appears to be a medical emergency. That emergency caused Hall to lose control of the vehicle and it finally flipped coming to rest on its side on the shoulder of the roadway.
Among emergency service personnel responding to the scene, including Bell EMS, Rescue Squad, Sheriff’s Department, and Volunteer Fire Department, were KSP Troopers Jason Freeman and Jason Young who assisted in the incident.
Clarence Hall was pronounced deceased on the scene by Bell County Deputy Coroner Jason Steele.
A female passenger in the vehicle, Mr. Hall’s wife, was injured in the accident. She was stabilized by Bell EMS personnel and transported to Pineville Community Health Center and flown to UT Hospital by Air Evac for treatment of injuries.