UPDATE: Victim of deadly truck-van crash identified

Authorities Thursday identified a man who died in a collision between a van and a dump truck west of Belton as Thomas Gray, 60, of Belton.Gray died at the scene of the accident, which occurred at around 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 9300 block of FM 439 at the intersection with Courtney Lane.The two vehicles were eastbound on FM 439 at the time of the crash, authorities said.Gray, driver of the van, had slowed and was attempting to turn north onto Courtney when the truck came up behind his vehicle.The truck’s driver swerved to the north in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid the van, but the two vehicles collided on the shoulder of the westbound lane and ended in a roadside ditch, against a fence.Willie Bailey, Jr., 64, of Nolanville, was a passenger in the van.He was taken to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights with what authorities described as non-incapacitating injuries.The driver of the truck, Raymond Shaw, 29, wasn’t hurt.

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