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Victim in 18-wheeler crash near Riviera, Texas, identified

57-year-old Fernando Ochoa died on the scene.

Author: KIII Staff

Published: 6:17 PM CDT August 26, 2019

Updated: 5:15 PM CDT August 27, 2019

Man killed in accident on US 77.JPG

RIVIERA, Texas — The Department of Public Safety troopers is investigating what caused a driver to veer into oncoming traffic Monday and get hit by an 18-wheeler in Riviera just south of Kingsville.

Troopers said 57-year-old Fernando Ochoa from Edinburg driving a pick-up truck going south on Highway 77 veered into the northbound lane hitting an 18-wheeler and getting stuck under the big rig.

Ochoa died on the scene.

DPS troopers are currently investigating the accident.

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Megan Webb