Juan Torres Killed in 2-Vehicle Crash on U.S. Highway 84 in Taylor CountyKiprop Vincent
Juan Torres ID’d as Man Killed in Taylor County Crash on U.S. Highway 84 near Lawn
Taylor County, Texas (October 5, 2022) – The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified the man who died on Sunday night in a traffic collision in south Taylor County as Juan Lucio Torres, 75, of Lawn.
The deadly crash happened at around 8:50 p.m. Sunday, October 2, on U.S. Highway 84, about a half mile south of Lawn.
DPS said Brittany Amber Esquivel, 35, of Pfugerville, was driving a 2010 four-door car southbound on U.S. Highway 84 when she crashed into the rear end of a 1999 pickup truck stopped inside the southbound lane of U.S. Highway 84.
The pickup truck lights were not activated. Both vehicles veered off the road to the west and burst into flames.
Torres, who was driving the pickup truck, was pronounced dead at the scene. Esquivel, who was wearing a seat belt, was taken to an Abilene hospital with incapacitating injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
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