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One killed in overnight crash near Slaton

Emergency responders were called to a crash after midnight on Feb. 24 in-between Lubbock and...
Emergency responders were called to a crash after midnight on Feb. 24 in-between Lubbock and Slaton.(Geoff Sisemore, KCBD)
Updated: Feb. 24, 2021 at 10:21 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - One person is dead after a serious overnight crash Wednesday off of Highway 84, near Farm-to-Market Road 835.

Multiple agencies responded to the crash reported at 12:35 a.m.

DPS reports Patrick Dewayne Edwards, 54, was traveling westbound towing a semi-trailer loaded with cedar wood. Another vehicle had recently crashed in that area and had come to a rest in the roadway.

According to DPS, Edwards saw the wreck and took evasive action to avoid it, when he went off the roadway and rolled.

Edwards struck utility poles and a billboard before coming to rest and catching on fire. He died at the scene.

The driver in the first crash had moved from the vehicle prior to the second crash and was not injured.

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