MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH 7600 IH-20 Westbound (Press Release)

by Public Information Officer, Monday, November 09, 2015, 09:51 (1201 days ago)

ABILENE, TX – On Saturday, November 7, 2015, at 6:27 am Officers from the Abilene Police Department responded to a major motor vehicle crash that occurred in the 7600 block IH-20 westbound at MM 280.

This crash is a single vehicle crash involving a white in color 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup. The Chevy pickup was westbound on IH-20 and passed another vehicle in the inside lane. After passing the other vehicle the Chevy pickup merged back into the outside lane. The witness reports, the Chevy drove off the road in the outside median into the grass where he lost control. He then re-entered the roadway where the vehicle began to roll. The vehicle traveled back into the grass median where the driver was ejected. He was the sole occupant of the Chevy and was identified as 19 year old Hunter Vess of Jacksonville Texas. He was transported to and pronounced deceased at Hendrick Medical Center by Justice of the Peace McAuliffe. Next of kin has been notified. It is unknown if drugs and alcohol were a factor in this crash at this time. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt. This crash continues to be investigated and additional information may be released as the investigation allows.

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