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Community mourns Skrzycki’s death

Community mourns Skrzycki’s death
REUBEN GARCIA/www.dcameraman.net James Skrzycki and his wife, Amelia, enjoy a meal at Taste of Chicago Deli & Grill in La Vernia earlier this year. James lost his life Nov. 16 in a traffic accident.

LA VERNIA The community continues to mourn a married grandfather, who lost his life in a Nov. 16 wreck at the intersection of F.M. 775 and Blue Creek Road.

James Michael Skrzycki, 59, of Seguin was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:56 p.m., according to Trooper Jason Reyes, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Highway Patrol. The cause of the crash remains under investigation and charges have not been filed.

According to the preliminary investigation, Skryzcki was driving northbound on F.M. 775 in a 1985 Chevrolet tanker truck owned by Floresville-based Smith Propane Gas Co. Upon approaching the intersection of Blue Creek Road, Leigh Sumners of Adkins who was driving a 2000 Ford F-150 allegedly failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign on Blue Creek Road. Her vehicle collided with the tanker, which then was struck by a 2005 GMC Envoy being driven southbound on F.M. 775 by Shirley Wright of New Braunfels. The tanker subsequently rolled onto its left side, Reyes said.

Personnel from the Gua-dalupe County Sheriff’s Of-fice and firefighters from New Berlin and Seguin assisted DPS at the scene.

For Skrzycki’s obituary, see page 3A.

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