On Wednesday, Oct 16, a car crash near Holland claimed the life of Willie Jerry Gore, 75, of Taylor. 

Gore was the passenger in the vehicle, ad was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to Baylor Scott and White in critical condition. 

Gore was a United States Air Force veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was also a former Texas Department of Public Safety Trooped who served from 1967 to 1981. He also served as a rehab team member for the Taylor Volunteer Fire Department.

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