Melton Tucker Jr., 45, of Montague was killed in a car accident north of Alvord just before 6 Monday morning. DPS Trooper Greg Reyero said Tucker was driving southbound on U.S. 287 when the vehicle veered left for unknown reasons and hit a guardrail one mile north of Alvord. Tucker was the only occupant in the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Clay Poynor pronounced him dead at the scene. Messenger photo by Joe Duty.