Levelland man dead after crash near Ropesville

Levelland man dead after crash near Ropesville
An Aerocare helicopter transports one person to a hospital after a Saturday morning wreck (Source: Levelland Fire Department, Facebook)

ROPESVILLE, TX (KCBD) - A one-vehicle rollover near the intersection of 1585 and Foster Road close to Ropesville has claimed the life of a Levelland man, but left his passenger unharmed.

The Department of Public Safety reported the crash happened at around 5:30 a.m. when 24-year-old Cuauhtemoc Flores was ejected from his vehicle after he ran off the roadway, over-corrected and rolled several time.

The Levelland Fire Department reported Flores was airlifted to University Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries. His passenger, 21-year-old Brittany Alvarado of Levelland, refused treatment at the scene, according to the DPS troopers.

At the moment DPS troopers believe alcohol may have played a factor in this crash but is unable to confirm that as the results of some tests are still pending. However, they have said the main contributor to Flores' death was both speeding and not wearing a seat belt.

KCBD NewsChannel 11 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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