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Upton County Deputy Killed in Accident on Highway 349

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UPTON COUNTY - We're learning more about the Upton County deputy that was killed in a tragic accident on Friday.

44-year-old Deputy Michael Smith was killed in the wreck. He served on the force for two and a half years.

We're told he leaves behind a wife, three sons and a daughter.

The wreck took place on Highway 349, near Rankin.

Right now, there are not a lot of details.

Viewers tell NewsWest 9, Smith was on his way to assist with a fire when an 18-wheeler hit him head on.

Highway 349 has since re-opened.

Tonight on NewsWest 9 at 10 p.m., Geena Martinez talks with the friends and neighbors about the devastating loss.