Former Baylor football star, NFL player dies in ETX wreck

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 4:32pm

A former Gladewater high school and Baylor football star died Wednesday morning after his car drove up under an 18-wheeler.

The accident happened around 10:30 a.m., at Loop 323 and Highway 14 in Smith County.

According to Smith County DPS, the driver of the car, Tommie Minter 74, of Austin, was killed after his car reportedly went under the 18-wheeler.

Minter was a Gladewater High School and Baylor University football player who was drafted into the NFL in 1962.

The scene is now clear and details are limited, but KWKT will update information as it becomes available.


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