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Irving Man Dies in Single-Vehicle Crash near Midland, Texas

A 47-year-old man from Irving, identified as Joel Oscar Alvarez, lost his life in a single-vehicle accident on State Highway 349 in south Midland County. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) reported that the incident occurred on Saturday morning.

Alvarez was driving a 2009 Kenworth truck with a trailer attached, heading northbound on State Highway 349 near mile marker 358 at around 9:11 a.m. The DPS preliminary report stated that a blowout in the front left tire caused Alvarez to lose control of the vehicle. The truck veered across the southbound lane and collided with a utility pole, resulting in Alvarez's pronounced death at the scene.

The tragic accident transpired 19 miles south of Midland. 

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