The man who died in a fiery crash after driving his pickup truck off a steep embankment in Harker Heights was identified as 87-year-old Gordon Dale Marchant.

Marchant’s cause of death has not been determined, according to a preliminary autopsy report from the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences.

Marchant died after crashing his truck behind the home of retired Bell County Attorney Rick Miller in Harker Heights.

The crash remains under investigation by the Harker Heights Police Department.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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