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DPS asking for help locating semi-truck involved in deadly hit-and-run

The semi-truck is believed to be a white cab truck with a flatbed trailer carrying four to five joints of large pipe. It may have left side damage.

ANDREWS, Texas — Texas Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help locating semi-truck involved in a deadly hit and run crash.

According to DPS, an unidentified truck-tractor with trailer was driving east on SH 176 around 12:32 p.m. on Nov. 9. Veronica Gonzalez, 52, of Hobbs, New Mexico, was driving a 2006 Ford Expedition behind the truck-tractor. 

The Expedition tried to pass the truck-tractor. 

The truck-tractor then changed lanes when unsafe and veered into the Expedition, causing Gonzalez to lose control and go into a side skid before the Expedition began to roll. 

The back seat passenger of the Expedition, later identified as Soledad Rodriguez Gonzalez, 87, of Hobbs, New Mexico, was ejected from the SUV and was pronounced dead on scene. 

The truck-tractor did not stop and continued eastbound on SH 176. 

It is believed to be a white cab truck-tractor with a flatbed trailer loaded with 4 to 5 joints of large pipe. 

The trailer is believed to have left side damage and possible red paint transfer from the Expedition. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Texas DPS at 432-498-2131 or the Andrews Sheriff’s Office at 432-523-5545. 

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