Karl Oney Jr. Dies In Upshur County Crash

A Gilmer man was killed in a one-vehicle crash in Upshur County early Sunday morning.

The accident happened at about 4:00 a.m. on rural Bluebird Road, east of Bob-O-Link Road. Karl Oney Jr., 23, was driving a 1997 Chevy S10 pickup heading west on Bluebird Road when his truck ran off the oil top county road. He overcorrected causing his vehicle to go onto the side of an embankment and overturn.

Oney was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:50 a.m.by Upshur County Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace W.V. Ray.

Oney is the son of a well-known Gilmer businessman Wayne Oney, who was also a candidate earlier this year in the Republican primary for Precinct 1 county commissioner.

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers are investigating the deadly wreck.