1 dead in Lynn Co. 2-vehicle crash

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LYNN COUNTY, Texas– One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Lynn County Sunday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., DPS responded to the crash at U.S. 87, three miles south of Tahoka.

A Dodge Ram drifted right, onto the improved shoulder, where a truck tractor towing a semi-tractor trailer was parked after breaking down, DPS said.

The Dodge collided with the side of the truck tractor semi-trailer and came to a rest, upright and facing south in the grass median of U.S. 87.

The truck tractor semi-trailer remained in place, upright and still attached, which stayed facing south on the improved shoulder of southbound U.S. 87, DPS said.

The driver of the Dodge, James Dean Levasseur, 58 of Williston, North Dakota, was pronounced dead on the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash. According to DPS, Levasseur was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The incident remained under investigation Monday.

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