A Wood County man is dead after a traffic accident this week near Hawkins.

According to DPS, 80-year-old Richard Dell Fink of Hawkins lost control of his 2002 Trailblazer, left the roadway, and struck a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

DPS says wet road conditions may have attributed to the fatal accident. The accident occurred later Wednesday morning on FM 14, just north of CR. 3410.