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Abilene woman killed Saturday in 2-vehicle crash

ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene woman was killed Saturday night after a pickup truck drifted into her lane on Highway 277 about a half-mile south of town.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, 32-year-old Sarah Katherine Garcia was driving south in her pickup truck when another pickup being driven by 30-year-old Marcus Torres of Abilene entered into her lane. They crashed at about 9:25 p.m.

The report doesn't say what caused Torres to drift across the center line into Garcia's lane, but it did say the road was wet.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, the initial DPS report states. Torres was treated with minor injuries and released. It also says Garcia wasn't wearing her seat belt, but Torres was.

It's not clear if Torres will be cited, but DPS is expected to release more information after investigators complete their report.


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