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DPS currently investigating fatal accident on 277 N

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS) is investigating a two vehicle fatal crash that occurred on July 6, 2020 at approximately 9:00 pm on Highway US 277 in Kinney County. The crash occurred 20 miles south of Del Rio, TX. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Freightliner truck tractor towing a 2019 Great Dane Reefer was traveling north on US 277, and a 2017 Volkswagen Passat traveling south. The truck tractor semi-trailer started to drive on the wrong side of the road, in a no passing zone, and struck the 2017 Volkswagen Passat on the southbound lane. Due to the injuries sustained during the crash, the driver, Fernando Morales 51 YOA a resident of Del Rio, TX, died on scene. DPS Troopers are further investigating this fatal crash.

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