According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 58-year-old Frankston native, Ricky A. Casey was killed after a tree fell on his vehicle at around 8:57 a.m. Tuesday on FM-837 near Frankston.

A preliminary crash investigation indicated that Casey was heading east on FM-837 when a falling tree landed on his vehicle, crushing its cab.

Casey was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken to a funeral home in Palestine.