The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

Local News

June 14, 2013

Man injured in Wednesday wreck on Texas 19/U.S. 287 identified

PALESTINE — The Palestine Police Department released the name of the man injured Wednesday when his truck collided with a tree.

Palestine resident Michael Handorf, 46, was listed in serious but stable condition on Friday, according to police reports.

He was life-flighted to Trinity Mother Frances Health System in Tyler Wednesday morning after his truck struck an oak tree in front of a local business on State Highway 19.

Police reports indicate the Ford F250 diesel was traveling south along the highway when it left the roadway, knocked down at least two mailboxes and collided head-on with the tree.

Police reports said another vehicle in the area at the time of the wreck appears to have been struck with debris from the pick-up when it hit the mailboxes.

Law enforcement officials continue to investigate the cause of both incidents.

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