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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 4:45 pm

A two-vehicle collision on Interstate Highway 20 left a man from Mexico dead Thursday morning.

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a crash at about 6:58 a.m. on Interstate Highway 20, four miles west of Midland.

A 57-year-old man, Erasto Martinez of Midland, was traveling east in a 2007 freightliner truck tractor towing a semi-trailer, and a Ford F-350 pickup driven by 29-year-old Isai Garcia of Mexico followed a short distance behind.

Traffic on IH-20 was at a crawl at the time due to a separate crash and Garcia reportedly failed to control his speed and collided with the rear of the semi-trailer, a DPS news release stated. Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene and Martinez reportedly had no injuries.

The crash was investigated by DPS Midland Trooper Brandon Saenz, who was assisted by DPS Midland Trooper Lance Bellis.

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