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LLANO — A 21-year-old Llano man died May 29 when his vehicle flipped on Texas 16 about two-and-half miles south of the San Saba County line, state troopers said.

Lorenzo Michael Vences was traveling south on Texas 16 when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve around 3:35 a.m., according to officials. The victim apparently tried to regain control of his vehicle, but overcorrected, causing it to roll over, Department of Public Safety officials said.

Vences died at the scene, officers said. He was the only person in the car and was wearing his seat belt, troopers added.

He was born to Rebecca Gonzales and Lorenzo Vences Jan. 30, 1990, in Llano.

A 2009 graduate of Llano High School, he was a package handler and formerly worked at Living Stone in Llano. He liked to fish, go back roading, drinking and loved to work, his family said.

In addition to his parents, survivors include sister Corina Nicole Vences of Llano; brother Orlando Vences of Llano; paternal grandparents Pina and Sistoc Vences of Mexico; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Patsy Elizabeth and Poncho Frank Gonzales.

A rosary for Lorenzo Michael Vences will be recited 6 p.m. June 1 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home Chapel, 307 E. Sandstone in Llano, (325) 247-4300.

A funeral service is 10 a.m. June 2 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Llano City Cemetery, 1400 Hickory St.

E-mail condolences can be sent to whhfuneral1@verizon.net or visit www.whhfuneralhome.com for online well wishes.

 

daniel@thepicayune.com