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UPDATE: One Person Killed in Head-On Collision in Monahans

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NewsWest 9

MONAHANS - A Monahans man is dead after a head-on collision in Monahans on Thursday afternoon.

The accident happened on the south service road of Interstate 20 around 5:20 p.m.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a semi truck was turning eastbound onto the on ramp of Interstate 20 when a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse, driven by 61-year-old Ted Stafford disregarded a yield sign. 

The driver of the semi saw Stafford ignore the yield sign and tried to avoid a collision. However, at the same time, Stafford saw the semi trying to move out of the way and he also tried to avoid an accident.

The semi struck the Traverse on the driver's side and the Traverse spun to a stop.

Stafford was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured.