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Fatal crash involving two semis on US Hwy 6 at MM 279

Tuesday April 30, 2019

DPS Incident Notification 7036 (Crash – Fatal / Initial Information / Sent: 04-30-2019 07:25)

Section: 9 // District: C

Date: 04-30-2019

Time: 03:55

Location: SR 6

Mile Post: 279

Travel Direction: East

Inv. Agency: UHP

Initial Description:
A westbound semi tractor trailer crossed the center-line of the highway and struck an eastbound semi tractor trailer in a near head on collision. The westbound driver was killed. The eastbound driver sustained non life threatening injuries and the co-driver was uninjured. The highway was closed as a result of one of the vehicles involved coming to a rest in the travel lane.

The deceased driver is Joseph L. Black Jr., age 51, from El Paso, TX



Cameron Roden
UHP Public Information Officer
Department of Public Safety


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