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One Killed, Three Injured in Accident on Highway 349

A Mason, Texas, man is dead and three other people are recovering following a multi-vehicle accident on Monday. The accident happened on Highway 349 about 28 miles north of Rankin around 6 a.m.
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UPTON COUNTY – A Mason, Texas, man is dead and three other people are recovering following a multi-vehicle accident on Monday.

The accident happened on Highway 349 about 28 miles north of Rankin around 6 a.m.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, two semi-trailers from a prior crash were blocking the northbound lane of Highway 349. That's when a 2007 Toyota Corolla traveling northbound used faulty evasive action to miss the semi-trailers, drove onto the wrong side of the road and struck a 2014 Ford pickup that was traveling southbound.

The driver of the Toyota, 52-year-old Alfredo Torrez, was pronounced dead at the scene.