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One driver dead following crash in Falls County

Posted at 6:19 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 21:15:10-05

FALLS COUNTY, TX — One driver is dead following a crash in Falls County Thursday afternoon.

Around 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were called out to a crash on SH-7 near CR-181, east of Marlin.

Authorities say a Cadillac CTS traveling westbound slid onto the eastbound lane and crashed into a Western Star truck tractor semi-trailer traveling eastbound. This caused the truck tractor semi-trailer to enter the westbound lane and crash into a Dodge 3500.

The driver of the Dodge, 63-year-old Donald Beaman of Thorton, was pronounced dead at the scene. Both occupants of the Cadillac were transported to Baylor Scott & White in Waco in critical condition.

Authorities say no other injuries have been reported. Next of kin have been notified.

DPS says the investigation is still active.