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      Driver, passenger ejected, killed in Wheeler County accident

      On Aug. 2 at approximately 10 p.m., a single vehicle rollover took the life of both the passenger and the driver.

      On Aug. 2 at approximately 10 p.m., a single vehicle rollover took the life of both the passenger and the driver.

      The crash took place in Wheeler County near Twitty.

      Jose Luis-Avalos Molinero, 29, of Wheeler was driving a 2004 Chevy Tahoe without a seatbelt on northbound US 83 at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle and swerved left. The vehicle went into a ditch, ran through a barbed wire fence and rolled several times.

      Both Molinero and the passenger, Ricardo Robles, 52, of Wheeler were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.