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Passenger dies after accident sends pole through vehicle's windshield

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Posted at 11:00 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-28 09:49:16-04

WACO, TX — A man is dead after a metal piece from a sign crashed through the windshield of the car he was traveling.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened around 10:20 a.m. on Friday, October 25 on I-35 near mile marker 338, north of Waco.

An SUV was attempting to merge when it struck a construction sign, knocking it into the roadway. A pickup truck was traveling southbound when it ran over a sign that was in the roadway.

A metal piece of that sign went into the air and crashed through the windshield of a Ford passenger car.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 55-year-old Rodolfo Guerra of Mansfield, Texas.

The driver of the Ford is believed to be okay.

DPS says next of kin have not been notified. The investigation is still active.