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One Dead After Accident Near Childress

CHILDRESS, TX (KAUZ)- One person is dead after a car crashed into an 18-wheeler Monday morning on Highway 83 near Childress. It happened around 11 a.m. when a 2008 Buick was traveling north and crossed the center line, striking an 18-wheeler in the side diesel tank, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

When troopers arrived, the 18-wheeler caught fire, forcing the highway to shut down.

The driver of the Buick, 52-year-old David Glynn Moore of Wellington, died at the scene from his injuries. The driver of the semi was able to get out of his vehicle with minor injuries.

Portions of Highway 83, north of Childress, were closed due to secondary fires along the highway. DPS is investigating the crash.

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