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1 killed in wreck on US 59 (w/video)

By Sara Sneath
April 28, 2014 at midnight
Updated April 27, 2014 at 11:28 p.m.

Officers investigate the scene of a multi-vehicle accident that occurred about 10:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 59 and Beck Road. One person was killed in the accident.

One person was killed in a multi-vehicle crash late Sunday on U.S. Highway 59 just north of the Victoria Regional Airport.

Colton Fitzpatrick, 19, of Inez, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3, Robert Whitaker, said Department of Public Safety Trooper Gerald Bryant.

An all-terrain vehicle was crossing U.S. Highway 59 at Beck Road when it was hit by a southbound tractor-trailer. The ATV broke apart, killing the driver and sending scraps of the vehicle into oncoming traffic, DPS Trooper Wesley Rodriguez said.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the intersection about 10:30 p.m.

The Victoria County Sheriff's Office, the Department of Public Safety and the Victoria Fire Department responded to the crash. The crash is under investigation.

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