One killed in Ector County crash Thursday morning

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ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – One person was killed following a crash on Thursday morning in Ector County.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety say the crash occurred near FM 866 and West University Boulevard.

Following the crash, officials say a semi-truck involved caught fire.

Richard Preston Jr of Odessa was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to DPS, the semi-truck, driven by Bryan Hicks of Midland, was traveling south on FM 866 when he began to turn onto a lease road. Preston was following behind the semi and struck the right side of the truck.

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