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Victim of fatal 18-wheeler crash on Hwy 290 in Blanco identified

18-wheeler crash in Blanco County on Thursday, November 8, 2018. (Photo provided by Comal Towing)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a man killed in a crash on Hwy 290 in Blanco early Thursday morning.

DPS says an 18-wheeler rolled over into a creek around 12:27 a.m. after drifting outside of its lane, striking a guardrail before going into the creek.

A passenger in the truck, 27-year-old Alejandro Bustamante of Nogales, Arizona, died at the scene.

The driver, a 70-year-old man also from Nogales, was transported to St. David's South Austin hospital.

The cash is still under investigation.

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