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Major Accident Kills One

A major accident involving an 18 wheeler kills a man.  The crash happened just before 5:00 p.m. Sunday on Highway 79, just south of Henderson in Rusk County.  DPS Troopers say a pick-up truck swerved into upcoming traffic and hit an 18 wheeler.  The pick-up truck then started on fire.  The driver of the pick-up truck was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the 18 wheeler was care-flighted to a local hospital.  His is condition is unknown, but DPS says he is stable.  Traffic was backed up for several miles as it took crews late into the evening to clear the road.  The name of the man killed has not been released until family is notified.

Molly Reuter, Reporting.


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