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Fiery crash on Highway 36 west of Cross Plains takes one life

CROSS PLAINS, Texas - A bad accident on Highway 36 nine miles west of Cross Plains took the life of a Cross Plains woman Friday afternoon.

The accident occurred just after 2 p.m.

The crash involved a pickup and an 18-wheeler. The 81-year-old woman driving the pickup, Kara Murphy Watson, died at the scene.

The DPS said the driver of the 18-wheeler lost control of his truck and his trailer jackknifed into the path of the pickup driven by Watson.

His truck burned but the truck driver, a Plainview man, suffered only minor injuries.

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