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Titus County crash kills La. man driving tractor

A 38-year-old man died Wednesday morning after the driver of a truck failed to control his...
A 38-year-old man died Wednesday morning after the driver of a truck failed to control his speed and struck a John Deere farm tractor.(VNL)
Published: Sep. 2, 2021 at 8:59 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 2, 2021 at 10:59 AM CDT
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Editor’s note: A previous version of this story had the wrong names of the drivers. DPS incorrectly had the names switched.

TITUS COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A 38-year-old man died Wednesday morning after he failed to control his speed and struck a John Deere farm tractor.

According to a preliminary report from the Texas Department of Public Safety on September 1st at 6:20 a.m., Troopers were notified of a two-vehicle crash on US 271 in Titus County about four miles south of Talco.

A 1987 John Deere farm tractor was traveling northbound on US 271, while a 2018 GMC Sierra was also northbound, according to the preliminary investigation. The driver of the GMC failed to control the vehicle’s speed and struck the John Deere, for an undetermined reason, said the report.

Anthony Hale, 38, of Pioneer La., was the driver of the GMC and died at the scene.

Juan Hernandez, 41, of Mt. Pleasant, was the driver of the John Deere farm tractor, he was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

This crash remains under investigation and no additional information is currently available, said the report.

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