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Tow Truck Driver Dies in Collision (TX)


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One person was killed and another was injured in a tow truck vs. car crash Tuesday evening near downtown Lubbock.


At approximately 6:18 p.m. on Tuesday, officers responded to a reported crash with injuries at 19th Street and the Interstate 27 northbound frontage road, according to police.


A 2018 Dodge Ram 5500 tow truck was traveling north on the I-27 frontage road. The tow truck had another vehicle on the flatbed and was towing a second vehicle on the wheel lift. A 2010 Chevrolet Camaro was eastbound on 19th Street. The tow truck and the Camaro collided in the intersection. The driver of the tow truck, 26-year-old Patric Barrio, died at the scene. The driver of the Camaro was taken to Covenant Medical Center with minor injuries.


The LPD Major Crash Unit responded to the scene and is investigating the cause of the crash.



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Wow. I assume the truck on the bed came forward and crushed the cab?! We all to often take the easy quick route. Unfortunately that is not the safe way to tow with a carrier. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the drivers family 


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