Driver, 87, dies after car crashes into house being moved

Mathis, Texas

An elderly man has died after the car he was driving struck a house that was being moved by a big rig in south Texas.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the accident happened Friday afternoon on FM 666 about 5 miles south of Mathis. DPS on Saturday identified the victim as 87-year-old Alice resident Jeff Davis Talbert Jr.

A DPS statement says Talbert failed to stop for a flagman halting traffic as a house was being moved over a bridge.

Authorities say Talbert's car struck the right side of the house. Talbert died at the scene.

The driver of the truck was not hurt. Officials didn't immediately provide information on any damage to the house.

Mathis is 30 miles northwest of Corpus Christi.