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Update: Funeral arrangements set for Hamlin man killed in Friday crash on wet road

HAMLIN, Texas -

One person died in an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pick-up truck Friday afternoon. The crash happened on Highway 83 just north of Hamlin.

According to the DPS, an 18-wheeler hydroplaned Friday on the wet road.  26-year-old Manual Alaniz III of Hamlin was driving a pickup south on Highway 83.  Alaniz was unable to avoid hitting the truck.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

His visitation is set for 6 p.m. Monday at the Adams-Foster & Ray Funeral Home in Hamlin. The funeral is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Nazarene. 

Traffic in the area was backed up for some time and authorities asked drivers to find an alternate route for several hours.

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