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DPS: East Texas man killed after losing control of vehicle, hitting Peterbilt truck

The crash remains under investigation.
Credit: KYTX

RAINS COUNTY, Texas — An Emory man is dead after a Monday morning two-vehicle crash in Rains County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, around 8 a.m., troopers responded to a wreck on State Highway 19, just south of Emory.

The preliminary crash report indicates the driver of a 2018 Peterbilt truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer, identified as Jose Manuel Rico, of Scurry, was traveling north on SH 19.  At the same time, the driver of a 2008 Chevrolet 1500, identified as Jacob Casson Cooper, 20, was traveling south on the same roadway before losing control of the vehicle and traveling into the northbound lane where it was struck by the Peterbilt. 

Cooper was pronounced at the scene his body was taken to an Emory funeral home.

The crash remains under investigation.

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