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Petersburg man killed in Hale County crash

Police say that the man was heading west in a BMW SUV in the eastbound lanes when he hit a...
Police say that the man was heading west in a BMW SUV in the eastbound lanes when he hit a Toyota Sequoia head-on.(MGN)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 12:18 PM CDT
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HALE COUNTY, Texas (KCBD) - A Petersburg man was killed in a crash in Hale County Wednesday night.

DPS officials say a farm tractor was traveling eastbound on FM 54, northwest of Petersburg, in the middle of the roadway. A second vehicle attempted to pass and struck a hayfork on the back of the tractor, according to DPS.

John Stanton, 72, died at the scene. Kelly Smalley, 55, the driver of the tractor, was taken to UMC in Lubbock with minor injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

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