A fiery crash that occurred west of Weatherford on Friday killed one man and sent another to the hospital.
The wreck occurred about 2 p.m. in the westbound lanes of U.S. 180, just west of Weatherford near Greenwood Road, according to Sgt. Rick Hunter, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman.
An 18-wheeler and a Penske rental truck were traveling westbound on U. S. 180, when an 18-wheeler slowed to make a right turn into a business parking lot, Hunter said. The rental truck plowed into the rear of the 18-wheeler and then caught fire, Hunter said.
One man, believed to be about 32 years old, died, while a male passenger in the rental truck was transported to Weatherford Regional Medical Center with unknown injuries, Hunter said.
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The identity of the man who died has not been released, Hunter said. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, Hunter said.