Crash claims life of area student

A single vehicle crash claimed the life of an area high school senior Monday near Gatesville.

Evant High School senior Jeffrey ‘Daily’ Ward was killed when his truck left the roadway and overturned shortly before 2 p.m. Monday on Highway 84, approximately 11 miles west of Gatesville.

The school district announced Ward’s passing on the Evant ISD Facebook page Monday evening.

“It is with a heavy heart that we ask for prayers for the Class of 2020 as they lost a classmate and friend this afternoon in an accident,” the post stated, along with information about how to contact counselors. “Please continue to pray for the entire Elk family during this difficult time.”





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