Update: 1 person dead after two-vehicle crash in Friona

One man is dead after a two-vehicle crash three miles west of Friona on Feb. 12.

At 6 a.m., a semi-trailer was eastbound on U.S. 60 in the inside lane, said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez. He said a Hyundai Elantra was leaving Cargill Meat Solutions from a private drive with a stop sign for cross traffic. “The Hyundai failed to yield right of way and entered the intersection,” said Gonzalez.

He said the semi struck the Hyundai and traveled into the center median. The driver of the Hyundai, 23-year-old Flavio L. Garcia of Clovis, New Mexico, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 47-year-old Jimmie Leroy Looney Jr. of Clovis, New Mexico, was treated and released from the Friona Medical Center, said Gonzalez.

The crash remained under investigation on Wednesday afternoon.

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