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Copperas Cove Man Killed in Midland County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY – A Copperas Cove man was killed in a morning accident in Midland County.

The accident happened on FM 1788 south of Highway 191 on Monday morning.

Midland Police are reporting a semi hauling a trailer was angled perpendicular on FM 1788 while attempting to back up into a business.

Then, for an unknown reason, a Honda vehicle traveling southbound on FM 1788 crashed into the trailer, passing underneath.

The driver of the Honda, 21-year-old Gage Tibbetts of Copperas Cove, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traffic on FM 1788 was reduced to one lane while officials investigated. 

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