Linden man killed in Cass County crash

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A Cass County man was killed in a single vehicle accident when his car veered off the roadway and struck a tree Thursday afternoon, according to a Texas DPS accident report.

According to the crash report, Billy Wayne Partain, 80, of Linden, Texas was traveling east on CR-1242 when he veered off the roadway and struck a tree head-on. His car then caught fire with him inside it.

Partain was pronounced dead on scene at 4:00 p.m. by Judge McMillon.

According to the crash report Partain was not wearing a seat belt.

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