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UPDATE: Semi-truck driver killed in fiery, head-on crash with SUV on US 77 near Robinson

A blown tire is the cause of the deadly crash, investigators said.
Credit: Robinson Police Department


A man was killed Monday in a crash on US-77 near Robinson.

A semi-truck driver, 73-year-old Michael Nelson, was traveling along US 77 near FM 2643 around 6:40 a.m. when the tire of the truck blew out, the Texas Department of Safety said. Nelson lost control, swerved into oncoming traffic, and crashed head-on into a Ford SUV. The truck kept going, rolled over, and burst into flames, investigators said.

Nelson was killed.

The driver of the Ford was taken to the a hospital in critical condition.

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