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2 killed, 2 injured in Ward Co. accident

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
WARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) -

Two people are dead and two others are recovering following a morning accident last week in Ward County.

The accident happened on Interstate 20, about two miles west of Monahans.

Department of Public Safety Troopers said a 2002 Ford F-250 pickup truck was traveling east on Interstate 20 when the front left tire of the truck had a blowout.

That's when, authorities said, the driver of the vehicle lost control, crossed into the center median, entered the westbound lanes of I-20 and collided with a 2004 GMC Sierra that was towing a trailer.

The driver of the Ford pickup truck, John Blakeney, 40, of Wink, and a passenger in his vehicle, Cynthia Pritchard, 42, of Deleon, Texas, were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the GMC, Javier Garcia, 39, of Warner Robbins, GA and a 13-year-old boy were taken to Ward County Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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