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Abilene police investigating fatal crash on Hwy 80

The Abilene Police Department is investigating a single-vehicle crash that killed a 35-year-old California man Tuesday morning.
Credit: Associated Press

Abilene Police Department’s Traffic Division is investigating a fatal crash  that happened early Tuesday morning.

According to a press release from the APD, a passerby saw a crash on Hwy 80W near Fulwiler Road and called police dispatch at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday. 

 A 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling east on Highway 80 when it struck a concrete barrier. A passenger in the vehicle, a 35-year-old male from Redding, Calif., was partially ejected. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, Kevin Holt, 32, of Abilene, was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The cause of the single-vehicle crash remains under investigation.

The name of the man who died in the crash is being withheld pending next of kin notification.