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Abilene man dies as a result of severe injuries suffered in 2-pickup truck collision

by Jamie Burch; Tuesday, October 8th 2019

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ABILENE, Texas — UPDATE: The passenger who had to be extricated from the gold pickup truck died on Tuesday afternoon.

Francisco Pena, 31, of Abilene, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday as a result of severe head, neck and lower body injuries.

Rescuers needed two hours to free Pena from the wrecked gold pickup truck.

The trailer filled with concrete that the gold pickup truck was pulling reportedly slammed into the cab of the truck, causing severe damage to the cab of the truck.

No citations have been issued as a result of the wreck and alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The driver of the white pickup truck is reported to have likely failed to yield right of way.

The investigation into the collision remains active.


Two people were injured -- and one of them stuck for more than an hour -- after a crash between two pickup trucks.

It happened before Noon at the intersection of Oldham Lane and Industrial Blvd.

Police asked people to avoid the area.

The wreck involved two pick up trucks and a light pole.

The gold pickup was carrying concrete.

More than a dozen firefighters worked for over an hour to free a person trapped in the gold truck.

A helicopter was flown in to transport that person who had "major leg injuries," according to police.

A passenger in the white pickup was transported by ambulance to Hendrick Medical Center.

The wreck resulted in power outages in south Abilene.

Taylor Electric is working to repair power lines.

KTXS has a crew at the scene.

We'll bring you more information as soon as its available.

Megan Webb