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Updated: Pickup truck burst into flames after hitting stopped semi, killing the driver

The Texas Department of Public Safety are investigating a fatal crash on U.S. Highway 69 in Rockland, that occurred today, December 5.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates that at approximately 3:52 p.m., a Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling north and was stopped due to construction and was reportedly struck in the rear by a Ford F-150. After impact, the pickup caught fire.

The driver of the pickup has been identified as 34-year-old Matthew Everett Carr, of Woodville.

Carr succumbed to injuries sustained during the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene by a Justice of the Peace.

This investigation remains ongoing and on further information is available at this time


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