Man dies after blown tire causes wreck

Friday afternoon at approximately 12:19 p.m. the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash two miles east of Bovina.

When DPS arrived at the scene, the discovered an overturned Mack truck with the driver pinned inside.

According to DPS the truck was traveling west on U.S. Highway 60 when the right front tire blew out causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and drove into a ditch. The vehicle the over turned before stopping in the ditch.

78-year-old Thomas Harry Hamilton was driving the truck at the time of the wreck. Hamilton was transported to Panhandle Regional Medical Center in Clovis. Hamilton later died from his injuries.