Childress man killed in accident

NewsChannel 10

Childress, Texas - An area man is killed early Monday morning just outside of Childress.

Department of Public Safety troopers say 74 year old Tom Lewis Sims stopped on the side of the road about 8 miles west of Childress on U.S. 287 because of a mechanical problem with his vehicle.

When he got out to check on the problem, a vehicle swerved into the shoulder lane and struck him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.