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Newswest 9 | Midland, Texas | newswest9.com

1 killed in crash on Highway 349 in Martin County

At least one person has been killed, though next of kin has not been notified.

MARTIN COUNTY, Texas — One person is dead following a crash on Highway 349 is blocking traffic around 6 p.m. Tuesday night.

The crash took place roughly 10 miles north of Midland in Martin County.

DPS reported the crash was between a passenger car and an 18-wheeler.

According to the preliminary crash report, John R. Lunn, 24, of Mendenhall, Mississippi was traveling north on SH 349.

An 18-wheeler, being driven by Harvey Loya, 23, of Odessa, was reportedly exiting a private drive onto the highway.

DPS says Loya failed to yield right of way and collided with Lunn's vehicle.

Lunn was pronounced dead at the scene and next of kin has been notified.

The other driver was not injured.