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25-year-old Stephone Taylor II of Shreveport, Texas, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in west Texas, under "extremely foggy" conditions on the morning of Wednesday, March 11, 2020, according to preliminary crash investigation by the Texas Department of Public Safety. Martin County outlined in red. Image courtesy Google Maps.

STANTON, Texas — A 25-year-old Louisiana man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in west Texas during "extremely foggy" conditions, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash occurred on March 11, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Farm-to-Market (FM) 3033 and State Highway (SH) 176 in Martin County, approximately 15 miles north of Stanton, Texas.

A 41-year-old Odessa, Texas, man was driving a 2020 Kenworth truck-tractor and hauling a semi-trailer north on FM 3033, stopped at the intersection of FM 3033 and SH 176, then began to cross SH 176 when a Ford F-150 traveling east on SH 176 struck the semi-trailer," Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Oscar Villareal stated, citing preliminary crash investigation.

"It was extremely foggy and visibility was limited," according to that preliminary crash investigation information.

The driver of the Ford F-150, identified by police as 25-year-old Stephone Taylor II of Shreveport, Louisiana, was pronounced deceased at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to police.

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