Dimmitt man dies in fatal tractor accident

Dimmitt, TX - A Dimmitt man is killed after his tractor pulling a trailer strikes a utility pole and bursts into flames.

The Department of Public Safety says 57-year-old, Robert Clay Armstrong, was driving southbound on US Highway 385, about one mile north of Dimmitt, when he veered off the roadway.

After hitting the utility pole, his vehicle continued on into an open field where it caught fire.

Troopers are not sure if he was wearing a seatbelt.

No one else was hurt in the crash.