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Abilene man dies in I-30 wreck in Parker County

An Abilene man died and three people were hurt late Thursday in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 30 in far-eastern Parker County, according to reports.

The man who died was William Pannell, 38, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

The accident was reported at 11 p.m. on the east side of the boundary shared by Parker and Tarrant counties.

Pannell died at the scene, according to a report from a Texas Department of Public Safety office in Weatherford.

He was a passenger in a 2000 four-door Lincoln driven by Garey Linsley, 54, of Dallas that was eastbound on the interstate, according to the report.

The Lincoln "was traveling at a high rate of speed" when Linsley lost control. The car struck a center median barrier, overturned and went airborne, the DPS report stated.

It then collided with a westbound 2007 Honda van driven by Teerawut Kijnitchee, 46, of Weatherford.

No one in the Lincoln wore a seat belt, according to the report.

Linsley was taken in critical condition to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, the report said. A JPS spokeswoman said Friday that he was in serious condition at the hospital.

Another passenger in the car, Frank Reed, 29, of Fort Worth, and Kijnitchee were taken to area hospitals to be treated for minor injuries, the DPS said, but their medical conditions were unavailable Friday.

No other information was available Friday.