Man dies trying to escape storm

POSTED: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 3:24pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

THORNTON -- In Central Texas, the storms left one man dead in Thornton.

Police say 53-year-old John Gorrell and his wife were driving on Highway 14 Tuesday around 10 p.m.

They were trying to escape the storm but ended up hydroplaning on some standing water.

That's when the car hit a tree, killing Gorrell.

His wife had minor injuries.

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