Fatal crash near Progreso kills one man

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One person was killed Thursday night after a vehicle collided with a tractor trailer near Progreso.

The car was traveling eastbound on U.S. Military 281 when the driver lost control, veered into the westbound lane and collided with a tractor trailer, according to Lt. Johnny Hernandez, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The passenger of the vehicle , 44-year-old Heliodoro Alejandre Jr. of Santa Rosa, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was transported to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The eastbound and westbound lanes of U.S. 281 Military are closed as state troopers clear the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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