A Union Grove man was killed Thursday when the 2004 Chevrolet he was driving was hit by a 2017 Kenworth tractor trailer.

Gabriel Dewayne Wood, 37, was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck, which happened about 6:30 a.m. on Talucah Road, two miles east of Valhermoso Springs.

Troopers said Wood was not wearing a seat belt. They also said the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. Troopers did not release the driver’s name.

Wood’s funeral was Sunday at Peck Funeral Home. He was buried in Valhermoso Springs Baptist Church cemetery.

Wood was born to Danny and Linda Fuller Wood Jan. 31, 1982. He grew up in the Talucah community before later moving to Union Grove.

He was a graduate of Brewer High School.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

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