According to KTXS, the four victims were killed when the 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck crossed over the center line and collided head on with a Love’s tanker truck. All four were ejected from the vehicle.
Police have identified the victims as Manuel Martinez Rangel, 24, Tre’qweishium Kevondrick Williams, 19, Jonathan Patrick Pena, 18, and Ruben Licon, 17, all of Lubbock. Police say Pena was wearing seat belt at the time of the crash, but are unsure about the other three victims.
The crash occurred at around 8:24 am, about 2.3 miles east of Putnam at the Mile Marker 322 exit.
The accident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
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