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UTPB Student dies in car crash near ‘Rock the Desert’

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19-year-old was one of five people in car rear-ended on 1788.

19-year-old was one of five people in car rear-ended on 1788.

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Midland Reporter-Telegram

19-year-old was one of five people in car rear-ended on 1788.

Midland Reporter-Telegram, Staff Reports

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A 19-year-old Midland woman — one of five people in a Subaru Outback that was slammed into from behind outside the Rock the Desert Festival grounds on Friday — was the lone person to die in the crash, according to Midland police.

Hannah Fox was the rear center passenger in the 2001 Subaru, which had stopped in the northbound inside lane of Farm-to-Market Road 1788. Before the Subaru could turn left into the music festival grounds, a 2015 Dodge Ram traveling northbound rear-ended the Subaru. According to police, the driver of the truck did not realize the Subaru was stopped.

The accident took place at 6:49 p.m., not 7:20 p.m. as estimated in a previous Reporter-Telegram article.

The four other occupants of the Subaru and the driver of the truck were all transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to MPD. Next of kin have been notified, and the investigation continues. No charges have been filed on the driver of the truck at this time.

Festival officials told those at the scene it was the first deadly wreck involving someone heading into the concert grounds for the annual festival. Rock the Desert takes place west of 1788 south of State Highway 191.

UTPB counselors are available to anyone who feels a need to speak with a counselor. You may call the 24-hour crisis line at 432-552-2365 and select option 2 to speak to a counselor immediately. Also, the Counseling Center will be accepting walk-ins and appointments Monday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Appointments for other times may be scheduled by calling 432-552-2365 and selecting option 1.

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  1. Michael Herrera on August 6th, 2017 7:47 am

    My condolences to her family, I hope steps are taken to ensure safer entry into the festival grounds in the future

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