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One person killed in two-vehicle crash north of Midland

Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 9:26 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 2:18 PM CST
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MARTIN COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - One person was killed in a crash north of Midland on Tuesday night.

The victim has been identified as John Lunn, 24, of Mendenhall, Mississippi.

According to DPS, troopers responded to a crash on State Highway 349 seven miles north of Midland at 5:16 p.m. Tuesday.

When troopers arrived at the scene they found a crash involving an 18-wheeler and a Nissan Altima.

The driver of the Nissa, Lunn, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt in the crash.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that the Nissan was traveling north on Highway 349 while the 18-wheeler was leaving a private drive and entering the highway.

DPS says that the driver of the 18-wheeler failed to yield the right of way and crashed into the Nissan.

Lunn was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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