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Candidate for Texas Railroad Commission killed in wreck on SH 349

Police say Marvin "Sarge" Summers failed to control his speed and crashed into a truck tractor as it tried to make a right-hand turn.

MIDLAND, Texas — A car crash caused the closure of the northbound lanes of State Highway 349, north of Tom Craddick Highway on Tuesday, according to a City of Midland spokesperson.

According to Midland Police, crews responded to the 7200 block of SH 349 sometime around 1:30 p.m.

Authorities determined a Cadillac Escalade had struck a truck tractor towing a cargo tank from behind.

The driver of the car was identified as Marvin Leon Summers, 69, from Lubbock. A member of Summers' family has confirmed that he was in Midland for an event in his campaign for Texas Railroad Commissioner.

Midland Police found during the investigation that the truck tractor had been in the outside lane on 349 and attempted to make a right-hand turn onto a private drive.

Summers failed to control his speed and crashed into the vehicle in front of him.

Next of kin has been notified and no other injuries have been reported at this time. Police are still investigating and no further information is available.

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