Ozona man dies in crash

The driver of a pickup died in a crash Saturday about 4 miles south of Barnhart, officials said.

The crash happened about 4 p.m. when a 2015 GMC Sierra pickup driven by Michael Ybarra struck the rear of a tractor-trailer on State Highway 163, Texas Department of Public Safety stated in a news release.

The tractor-trailer was stopped waiting to make a left turn and Ybarra “failed to control speed and collided into the rear” of the rig.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was treated and released from the hospital.

Ybarra, a 21-year-old resident of Ozona, was not wearing a seatbelt, investigating state troopers noted.

The speed limit in the area is 75 mph. Weather was clear and roads were dry, the news release states.

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