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1 dead, 1 airlifted after collision in Nolan County

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NOLAN COUNTY, Texas - One person is dead and another was airlifted to the hospital after the car they were in veered into oncoming traffic and struck an 18-wheeler about 10 miles south of Sweetwater.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. on TX-70 near County Road 608 in Nolan County, officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety told a KTXS photographer at the scene. The cause of the crash has not been determined.

The 18-wheeler was forced off the road into a nearby brush area due to the crash, but the passenger vehicle – a black Toyota sedan – came to a stop on the side of the roadway.

Neither of the car's occupants have been identified, nor is the condition known for the person airlifted to the hospital. The occupants of the 18-wheeler, including the cattle it was transporting, were reported to be uninjured.

KTXS will update this article as we learn more.

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