Driver killed in Lea County - FOX34 Lubbock

Driver killed in Lea County

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

A semi crash on U.S. 62/180 in Lea County, NM killed a driver.

Investigators say a Freightliner was turning onto the highway in the wrong lane. The driver tried backing up to correct the mistake, but another driver failed to see the trailer and crashed into it.

Phuong Thi Hoang, 66, from Houston died. Investigators say it does not appear Hoang was wearing a seat belt.

No one else was hurt. The truck driver, Dwight Buril from Universal City, was cited for careless driving.

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