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2 dead, 1 with life-threatening injuries after car crashes into semi on I-40

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Two people are dead and another suffered serious injuries after a wreck between a car and semi on Interstate 40, about 15 miles west of Adrian, in Oldham County on Tuesday.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, at about 11:55 a.m., a 2005 truck-tractor with a semi-trailer, driven by 30-year-old Ali Mohamed, of Columbus, Ohio, was traveling west on I-40 with a Cadillac passenger car, driven by 26-year-old DCarlos Benton, of Rochester, Illinois, behind it.

The Cadillac failed to control its speed and struck the semi-trailer.

Benton and passengers, 22-year-old Hayden Stout, of Springfield, Illinois and 21-year-old Tavin Benton, of Fullerton, California, were all ejected from the Cadillac.

After the Cadillac came to rest, it caught fire and burned.

Stout and Tavin Benton were both pronounced deceased at the scene by Oldham County Justice of the Peace Kristy Homfeld.

DCarlos Benton was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock with life-threatening injuries but he was in stable condition.

None of the occupants in the Cadillac were said to have been wearing their seatbelt.

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Mohamed was not injured in the crash.

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