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Sep 5, 2013 6:06 PM by Veronica Flores

Rio Grande Man Killed in U.S. 77 Accident

REFUGIO - A Rio Grande Valley man has been killed and a woman has been rushed to the hospital after a collision on U.S. Highway 77.

According to DPS troopers, the accident happened around 1:30 this afternoon four miles north of Refugio.

Witnesses say the driver of a big rig slammed into a John Deere tractor, causing it to jack-knife and land on its side. The woman in the tractor was thrown. She was taken to Spohn Memorial by Halo-flight. There's no word yet on her injuries.

The impact of the collision also caused the driver of the big rig to be thrown from his truck. He died at the scene.

Officials have notified his next of kin.

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