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Accident in Lubbock leaves tow truck driver dead


At approximately 6:18 p.m. on Tuesday, Lubbock police officers responded to a report of crash with injuries at 19th Street and I-27 northbound frontage road.

 A 2018 Ram 5500 tow truck was traveling northbound 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 2007 Ford Escape was eastbound on 19th Street. The tow truck and the Ford Escape collided in the intersection.

Patric Barrio, the driver of the tow truck, died at the scene. The driver of the Ford Escape 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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