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A close friend said Schelsteder told his boss he was about 15 minutes away from the Buc-ee’s off I-45 in Madisonville on his last phone call, but officials found the 69-year-old’s body inside a crashed means in Walker County on Monday.
Texas EquuSearch said Schelsteder was driving north on I-45, heading to Waxahachie near the Dallas area to pick up a part.
He was driving his gray 2002 Ford F-350 pickup with a missing tailgate and black headache rack on the rear window. It is unclear what rule to the crash.
His close friend and colleague, Ken Tettel, told ABC13 that a traffic camera captured Schelsteder passing by New Waverly.
He said Schelsteder had a heart problem and needed medication.
“It’s not like this is the first time he’s (gone) to this plant,” Tettel said. “This is a normal thing every few weeks. He knows the people up there. He’s made such an impression on the people in that plant that they truly went out and tried to look for him too.”
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