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Abilene police ID driver killed in Friday's 6-vehicle crash on Winters Freeway

ABILENE, Texas - Abilene police have identified the victim in Friday's six-vehicle crash on Winters Freeway.

According to an Abilene Police Department social media message, 57-year-old Carlos Garcia of Abilene was killed as a result of the accident.

He was one of at least two motorists taken to the hospital following the wreck. A woman sustained non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

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The accident occurred after 3 p.m. Friday on Winters Freeway at South 7th Street.

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At least two motorists were taken to an Abilene hospital -- one with serious injuries -- after a six-vehicle accident on Winters Freeway at South 7th Street on Friday afternoon.

Traffic had to be diverted off Winters Freeway in both directions. The accident occurred after 3 p.m. Southbound lanes reopened at 5:15 p.m.

According to police, a pickup truck headed north on Winters Freeway hit a guardrail. A piece of the guardrail shot into the southbound lanes. It was then hit by a second vehicle, causing a chain reaction crash.

Abilene police say the crash caused a "severe backup."

At least three of the vehicles suffered heavy damage.

KTXS will provide additional details as they become available.


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