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Friona man, 19, dies in Parmer Co. crash

PARMER COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - DPS responded to a fatal two vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Parmer County approximately 8 miles south of Friona.

Officials say 19-year-old Noe Panjoj De La Cruz, from Friona, was driving his 2015 Mercury SUV south on State Highway 214 approaching the State Highway 86 intersection.  A Truck Tractor Semi-trailer east on State Highway 86 approached the SH 214 intersection when De La Cruz failed to yield at the intersection and drove into the path of the 18-wheeler.

De La Cruz was pronounced dead on scene at 5:30 p.m. by Justice of the Peace Deena Leuea.

No other vehicles were involved.

DPS is investigating the crash.

(Story from KAMR/KCIT)

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