A 73-year-old Mesquite man died when his pickup crashed into a creek in Sunnyvale late Tuesday.

A Dallas County sheriff’s deputy said Clare Kenneth Casebolt was driving his Toyota pickup west on Tripp Road about 9 p.m. when he lost control of the wheel near North Belt Line Road.

Casebolt was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital after rescuers pulled him from North Mesquite Creek. He was later pronounced dead.

Recovery crew returned to the scene to drag the pickup out of the creek.

Although Casebolt’s family said he may have suffered a stroke, the investigation into what lead to the accident continues.