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1 killed in wreck near Kilgore

1 killed in wreck near Kilgore
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Friday, January 18, 2013 - 3:17pm

Multiple agencies are currently on the scene of major fatal wreck near Kilgore.

The crash took place at around 11 a.m. in the 3300 block of 135 in front of Champion Technology.

The victim in the wreck has been identified as Ruben Rios, 20, of Kilgore. Authorities say Rios slammed his truck into a semi that was turning into a business.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Christopher Parrish, 47, of Whitehouse, was not injured.

Emergency crews have blocked off the northbound lanes of Highway 135, south of I-20. Drivers are urged to avoid the area. Officials expect to have the scene cleared within the next half hour.

Witnesses tell KETK crews on the scene that the crash sounded like an explosion.

Authorities continue to investigate the cuase of the wreck.

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