Crash victim was rebuilding home hit by tornado


John Paul (J.P.) Zapata’s path to restoring a suitable home for his family was left unfinished when he was killed in a one-vehicle accident early on New Year’s Day.

The 36-year-old Hood County man was pronounced dead at the scene after his Chevrolet Avalanche failed to negotiate a curve on Fall Creek Highway near Victorian Court, according to DPS Senior Trooper Dub Gillum.


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