WARD COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a man killed in a crash early Saturday morning. According to DPS, Aron Lara, 20, of Pecos, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Around 3:14 a.m. on October 9, troopers were called to the scene of the crash on Interstate 20, five miles west of Pyote. Investigators say Lara was driving a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu west on I-20 behind a semi-truck when he hit the back of the truck. According to a crash report, Lara was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
Lara, a local musician, was set to perform at the 49th annual Tejano Super Show at the Ector County Coliseum November 22.