1 killed in crash Saturday near I-27

1 killed in crash Saturday near I-27

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

On Saturday, October 6, Lubbock Police officers responded to the 7200 block of I-27 for a multiple vehicle crash. 

Officers were advised a Nissan pickup truck was having maintenance issues as it was traveling in the southbound left lane of I-27. A Ford-350 pulling a trailer was traveling behind the Nissan in the same lane. The Ford attempted to avoid rear ending the Nissan, but was unsuccessful. A Chevy Silverado and the trailer it was pulling was also struck during the collision. 

A fourth pickup truck traveling southbound and a motorcycle traveling northbound struck debris from the crash. 

Three people from the Nissan, the inside passenger and two passengers riding in the bed of the truck, were taken to the hospital with moderate to serious injuries. 

One of the passengers in the bed of the truck, 19-year-old Mario Rivera-Franco, was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

Police are still investigating what caused the crash.

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