Two dead in crash north of Abernathy

Two dead in crash north of Abernathy

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Updated 7:01 p.m.:

Texas Department of Public Safety was called to a double fatal crash north of Abernathy on I-27.

A Ford F250 pickup traveling south bound had a front driver tire blow out causing the driver to lose control, rolling into the center median in the north bound lane shoulder. 

Police said driver Ervin Eugene Sheppard, 44, was pronounced deceased at the scene, along with a 14-year-old passenger. 

The passing lanes both north and south bound remain opened for regular traffic during investigation. 

First Responders called to a rollover 3 miles north of Abernathy on I-27.

Texas Department of Public Safety is currently working the fatal crash in Hale County. 1 person reportedly ejected. 

More information will become available.  

Use caution driving near the area.

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