Lamb County Wreck Claims Life

The Department of Public Safety was called to a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning in Lamb County resulting in the death of one person.

20-year-old Nelson Aaron Santos, from Earth, TX was the passenger in a 2005 Toyota sedan that was traveling on US 70 about six miles south of Earth.

Around 12:20 a.m.  The 15 yr. old driver drove onto the shoulder and then over-corrected causing the vehicle to go into a side skid and then roll.

Santos was ejected during the crash and pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Matt Hanna.

The juvenile driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to University Medical Center.

The crash is still under investigation.

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