DPS: 1 dead after semi truck rollover on near Hale Center

DPS: 1 dead after semi truck rollover on near Hale Center

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the name of a semi truck driver who was killed in a wreck northwest of Hale Center Saturday night on FM 179.

Officials say around 10:30 p.m. 50-year-old Johnny Duffle, of Fort Worth, was driving south on FM 179 and lost control of the semi truck as he was turning into a curve.

The semi continued straight through the curve into an open field rolling over and finally came to a rest on the tractor and trailer's top.

Officials say Duffle was ejected from the vehicle.

The crash is still under investigation.

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