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Fatal accident reported north of Linn-San Manuel

Fatal rollover accident on Highway 281 north of San Manuel

Authorities are investigating a fatal accident took place on a rural highway just north of the Linn-San Manuel area.

It all happened on the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 281 a few miles north of FM 1017 just after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers are investing a fatal rollover accident involving a 1998 Dodge pickup truck.

State troopers confirmed that 38-year-old Baldemar Garza from Mission was killed in the accident.

Witnesses told Action 4 News a male passenger was trapped inside the vehicle but was later airlifted to the McAllen Medical Center where he was listed in serious condition.

He has been identified as 41-year-old Jose Maria Garza.

State troopers are still investigating the crash but investigators believe that the pickup truck lost control and went into a side skid and rolled over.

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