LUBBOCK, Texas — One person was killed in an overnight crash involving a semi-trailer, according to a press release from the Department of Public Safety.
Patrick Dewayne Edwards, 54, of Wills Point, was driving a semi-trailer and traveling westbound along US Highway 84 and FM 835 when it swerved to avoid a vehicle that had just crashed on Highway 84, DPS said.
The evasive action caused the semi to roll over, strike utility poles and a billboard before coming to a stop and catching on fire, DPS said.
DPS said Edwards died at the scene as a result of the injuries sustained during the crash.
The driver of the first crash was not named or injured.
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