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11/10/04-Smith County

Fiery 18-Wheeler Wreck Kills Driver

A tractor-trailer wreck on I-20 claims the life of one man.

The accident happened this morning in Smith County near the intersection of Hwy 271.

Investigators say the driver, Raymond Flores, 35, of El Paso, died after his truck hit a guardrail, ran off the service road, hit a tree, and caught fire. The 18-wheeler was completely engulfed.

Crews had to close off part of I-20 to clean up the wreckage.

No one else was injured.

Julie Tam, reporting.

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