Truck Driver Killed In Wreck Near Dimmitt



One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday near Dimmitt, Texas Department of Public Safety officials said.

The wreck, involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup, occurred about 1:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 385 about 2 miles north of Dimmitt, Cpl. John Gonzalez said.

Initial reports show the driver of the tractor-trailer was driving north on the highway, and crossed into southbound traffic. The driver of the pickup was killed and a woman who was a passenger in the pickup was critically injured.

Authorities had detained the tractor-trailer driver for questioning Tuesday night, Gonzalez said.

The names of the people involved in the wreck had not been released Tuesday night.

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