UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal two-vehicle accident on Highway 79 near Dean

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UPDATE: Friday, February 5 at 2:41 p.m.

Texas DPS officials have identified the person killed in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 79 just North of Dean.

The victim has been identified as Dalton Trace Florida, 18, of Wichita Falls.

Florida was a former student of Rider High School, according to officials with the Wichita Falls Independent School District.

According to officials Florida was traveling south on Highway 78 in a 2002 Ford Escape at around 4:15 p.m. when, for an unknown reason, he veered into the northbound lane of traffic.

Florida crashed into a 2014 Mack Truck Tractor and semi-trailer. He was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the tractor and semi-trailer, Lawrence Maly of Waukomis, Oklahoma, was not injured.


DEAN (KFDX/KJTL) — Law enforcement officials were on scene at a fatal two-vehicle accident in which one person was killed.

This accident happened at around 4:30 p.m. on Highway 79 just North of Dean at Taylor Rd.

DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing did confirm that one person was killed in the accident. The identity of the driver is not known at this time.

This is a developing story. We will update this story when more information is made available to us.

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