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East Texas man dies in collision with 18-wheeler

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RUSK COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas man died Tuesday night when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a semi-truck.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark, 55-year-old Rudy Huddleston of Troup was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

The wreck happened around 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 64 and Highway 42 near Turnertown in Rusk County. An 18-wheeler traveling eastbound had come to a stop at the intersection when a vehicle, driven by Huddleston, slammed into the trailer of the semi-truck.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

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