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Apr 9, 2014 7:29 AM

18-Wheeler Crash Kills One Man

BANQUETE - A man is dead following a crash along Highway 44 near County Road 93. According to DPS Troopers, around 1:30 Wednesday morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was heading westbound along Highway 44 when he lost control and veered off the road.

When he over-corrected, the truck rolled back onto the highway, and ended up in the left lane. The driver of an 18-wheeler did not see the truck in time and smashed into it.

It took crews about two hours to get the man out of the pick-up. 18-year-old Robert A. West-Warburton was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver and passenger of the big rig were not injured. They were hauling headstones from Georgia to Alice.

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