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Fatal accident in Martin County involving MAC trailer

A run-in with a large commercial truck yesterday resulted in the death of the driver of a pickup truck in Martin County, Texas. According to a representative with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the 50-year-old pickup driver from San Antonio was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, a 22-year-old from Atascosa, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

The commercial truck was a MAC trailer traveling west on Tom Craddick Highway. The driver of that truck was apparently not injured in the crash.

It's not clear, based on the Odessa American report, what led to the truck accident. Both vehicles appeared to have been traveling west on the same road, not far from State Highway 349, when the driver of the pickup hit the left side of the MAC trailer. No other details were provided.

It's far too early, based on the facts at hand, to determine whether or not there was negligence involved in this accident. But as it stands, this is yet one more fatal accident on Texas roadways involving large commercial trucks.

Source: One dead, one injured in Martin County accident

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