Crash in Burleson Co is fatal


The Department of Public Safety reports a Friday morning crash in Burleson County has resulted in the death of a Somerville man.

A DPS spokesperson says the two vehicle crash was reported at 5:28 a.m. and occurred on Highway 36 just north of FM 60 near Lyons.

DPS Spokesman Jimmy Morgan says the driver of an 18-wheeler was southbound on Highway 36 when he began to lose power and pulled over onto the shoulder.

Just as he was getting out of his cab,  the trailer was struck from the rear by a 2004 Buick passenger car.

The driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver was not hurt.

The deceased was identified as 60 year old Victor Benavides of Somerville.

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