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Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 2:11 am, Thu Aug 30, 2012.

GLASSCOCK COUNTY A 63-year-old Fort Worth truck driver was killed early Wednesday morning when his truck-tractor hauling a petroleum-product load went through a dead-end intersection into a field, rolling and causing the vehicle to burst into flames.

At 2 a.m., Ralph B. Banchs was driving a 2006 Mack truck north on County Road 125, about 3.8 miles west of Garden City, when he disregarded a stop sign at the intersection with Highway 158 and went through the east- and west-bound lanes of the highway, then across a ditch, before rolling once in the field, a preliminary fatal accident report by Department of Public Safety Trooper Jimmy Matthias of Big Spring stated.

The report stated the wreck sprang a leak in the tanker, which then ignited and engulfed the vehicle and driver in flames. Banchs was pronounced dead at the scene, the report stated.

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