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DPS investigates deadly accident at FM 3261, Cactus

DPS is investigating a fatal accident that happened at the intersection of FM 3261 and Cactus around 6 p.m. Monday.

Sgt. John Gonzalez with DPS said around 6 p.m., the driver of a Ford Ranger disregarded a stop sign and pulled out in front of a semi-truck tractor trailer that was hauling cotton modules. The driver of the Ford Ranger was transported to Covenant Hospital in Levelland where he was pronounced deceased. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

DPS identified the driver of the Ford pickup as Ronnie Wheeler, 26, of Levelland.

Traffic was backed up for nearly a mile on FM 3261 while DPS, the Levelland Fire Department and Hockley County Sheriffs Office worked the crash.

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