DPS responds to fatal crash north of Tahoka - FOX34 Lubbock

DPS responds to fatal crash north of Tahoka

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TAHOKA, Texas -

The Texas Department of Public Safety was called out to an early morning crash at 3:30a.m. on US 87 north of Tahoka.

A Ram pickup was traveling southbound on US 87 north of Tahoka.  It was raining and cattle had gotten out of a field and were on US 87.  A semi had struck several of the cattle and were killed and laying on the roadway, when the Ram pickup came up on the cattle and attempted evasive action but still struck the dead cow.  The driver lost control of the pickup and went into the center median causing the pickup to roll and ending up on its top in the north bound lanes. 

The driver of the Ram pickup Brian Keith Smith, 29, of Lubbock was pronounced deceased at the scene.

There was also another crash that occurred of another vehicle striking one of the dead cattle, but no injuries from this crash or from the semi.

The crash remains under investigation.

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