A Mount Pleasant man died Saturday night in a one-vehicle wreck north of Gilmer, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported.
Walter John Gatherer, 77, was driving north on U.S. 271 when his vehicle veered off the highway and hit several trees. Troopers were summoned to the site 6 miles north of Gilmer at 6:18 p.m. Saturday.
Gatherer was pronounced dead at the scene by Upshur County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Lyle Potter. His body was taken to Southeast Forensic Medical Center in Tyler for an autopsy.
The wreck remained under investigation Sunday.