One dead, 1 arrested in Dickens Co. crash

One dead, 1 arrested in Dickens Co. crash

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One person is dead following a crash west of Spur on FM 2794 early Sunday.

According to DPS, Spur police attempted to stop a pickup for an equipment violation, but the driver sped off. 

The driver lost control and hit a utility pole, ejecting the passenger, Matthew L. Garcia, 49, of Ralls. He died at the scene. 

The driver, Randell W. Gibson, 33, of Spur, was arrested and charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle. Preliminary investigation is indicating that alcohol may have been involved, according to DPS.  Tests are pending at this time.

DPS reports neither occupants were wearing seat belts.

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