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Fiery wreck in Murchison claims life of Bastrop man

MURCHISON, TX (KLTV) - A Bastrop man was killed in a fiery crash Monday morning in Murshison.

The accident happened on Hwy 31 W. near FM 773, just before 3:00, Monday morning.

The driver of a SUV, Andrew Eugene Thames, a 24-year-old electrician from Bastrop, Texas was killed in the accident.

According to DPS, Mr. Thames was westbound on Hwy 31 when he lost control of his 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, crossed the center line and was struck by an eastbound 18-wheeler, driven by James Anthony Galetka of Ennis, Texas.

Both vehicles burst into flames on impact. Mr. Thames was wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured.

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