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Woman dies after semi-truck crashes head-on into car

The semi-truck crossed the median into oncoming traffic and hit the woman's vehicle head-on.
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REEVES COUNTY, Texas — A woman is dead following a three-vehicle crash in Reeves County.

Wajma Popal, 44, of The Colony, Texas was driving a Nissan Altima west on Interstate 10 in Reeves County. A semi-truck containing two men was traveling behind her.

Another semi-truck, driven by Esteban Padilla-Mena, 57, from Whittier, California, and carrying another passenger was driving east along IH-10 when it crossed the center median and entered the westbound lane.

The truck struck Popal head-on before rolling and striking the other semi-truck.

Popal was pronounced dead at the scene. The occupants of both semi-trucks were not injured.


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