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1 dead, 5 critically injured in Eastland County crash

RANGER, Texas - One person died and five others are listed in critical condition following a     Saturday crash near Ranger in Eastland County.

According to the Department of Public Safety, 43-year-old Bennie Lee Wright of Dallas was traveling at a high rate of speed on I-20 south of Ranger when his car left the roadway, went airborne off an overpass and then struck a concrete embankment.

A passenger, 47-year-old Gary Lee Dickerson died as a result. Wright is listed in serious condition at a local hospital as are the other passengers: 43-year-old Larry Barnard Wright, 40-year-old Demitrice Lashon McLemore, 31-year-old Earl C. Smith and 30-year-old Kevin Jerome Dickerson. All are from Dallas. 

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