Monahans woman dies in Martin County crash


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MARTIN COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the victim in a Saturday evening crash in Martin County as Latresa Powers, 18, of Monahans. According to DPS, Powers was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Around 8:18 p.m. on October 23, troopers were called to the scene of the crash on State Highway 176, one mile east of Tarzan. Investigators said Powers was driving a 2012 Mazda car west on SH 176 when she turned and collided with a truck headed east. 

Investigators said Powers was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. 

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