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9/16/06-Smith County

Man Killed In Collision Involving 18-Wheeler

A head-on collision in Smith County between a car and an 18-wheeler killed a man. The crash happened on Highway 155 and Loop 49 around 7:30 p.m. Officials say the Chevy Beretta was heading north on 155 when it veered into on-coming traffic.   A Brookshire's truck collided with the vehicle, killing the driver. The 18-wheeler ended up in the ditch, and was destroyed by a subsequent fire. Officials say the driver of the truck was not injured.  North and south-bound lanes of traffic on Highway 155 at the intersection with Loop 49 were closed in order to clean the scene.  The name of the victim has not been released.

Oralia Ortega, Reporting.


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