One dead in crash near Hearne, victim identified

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One man is confirmed dead in a single vehicle Thursday morning traffic crash in Robertson County.

The Department of Public Safety reported the accident happened about 6:00 a.m. on FM 2549 south of Hearne.

The initial report indicated a small 2001 Chevrolet pickup was going west on FM 2549 when it began drifting off the road and into the westbound ditch.

The driver overcorrected and the truck then went across the roadway into the eastbound ditch and struck a tree.

The driver was identified as 37-year-old Martin Benitez Centeno of Hearne.

The victim was reported trapped in the vehicle and extrication operations were underway for some time.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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