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One dead in Lynn County accident

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

A 71-year-old man is dead following an accident on Highway 87 in Lynn County.

The wreck happened around 3:30 p.m., about 10 miles north of Tahoka.

Officials say two cars were involved. Department of Public Safety Troopers tell us a 17-year-old man hit the rear end of the car with his SUV, causing it to roll over.

Texas DPS officers say a 2005 Chevy, driven by Austin Randall Taylor of Lubbock was traveling north bound on US 87 behind a 2005 Ford, driven by James Edward Marrs also of Lubbock.

Officers say Taylor failed to control speed and struck the rear of Marrs' vehicle, causing it to roll into the center median and cross the southbound lanes of travel, coming to rest in the west barrow ditch. Mr. Marrs was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

James Edward Marrs of Lubbock was pronounced at the scene by Judge Nancy Guillams.

The crash is still under investigation and charges are pending.

The visitation for Jimmy Marrs will be at Sanders Funeral Home, 1420 Main Street, Wednesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. Services will be Thursday evening 6 p.m. at Sanders Funeral Home Chapel and graveside services will be held Friday afternoon in Coleman Texas at 2 p.m.

A Jim Marrs Memorial Fund has been established to help his family. People can contribute at any Lubbock-area American State Bank.

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