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One Killed, Four Injured in Afternoon Accident in Upton County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY – One man and four other people were injured in a two vehicle accident on Highway 349 on Monday.

The accident happened about 16 miles north of Rankin on Highway 349, just before 4 p.m.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound on Highway 349 and traveled into the northbound lane colliding with a 1998 Freightliner Tractor Trailer.

The driver of the Chevrolet Silverado, 25-year-old Cesar Hernandez Perez of Crane, was killed in the accident and three others, 19-year-old Mario Romero, 39-year-old Jose Flores and 57-year-old Salvador Valencia, all from Crane, were injured in the accident. Romero was taken to Rankin Hospital while Flores and Valencia were taken to Midland Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the tractor trailer, 72-year-old Jose Ruiz of Odessa, was injured in the accident and taken to Rankin Hospital.

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