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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
Update: DPS releases names of fatality crash victims
UPDATE: From DPS
The Texas Department of Public Safety has made the death notifications to the family members of the deceased victims from the crash that occurred this morning on Interstate 10. The names are as follows:
1. Michael Holm (62 years old) of San Antonio, Texas was the rear passenger in the Toyota.
The driver of the Toyota is 21 year old Walter Holm of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Walter Holm is recovering from surgery and is listed in critical condition. The driver of the International truck tractor is 57 year old Yusifu Sillah of Houston, Texas. Mr. Sillah has been released from the hospital.
All occupants in both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.
JEFFERSON COUNTY - State troopers fully reopened Interstate 10 West near Smith Road shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday after a driver crashed into the back of an 18 wheeler carrying concrete powder, killing two passengers in the car, according to information provided to KFDM News by DPS Sgt. Chuck Havard and Chief Charles Sonnier of the Labelle-Fannett Volunteer Fire Department.
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A man and woman who were passengers in the 2013 Toyota died in the crash at about 4 a.m. The man who was driving was taken to Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth and went into surgery.
Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson pronounced the victims dead. Investigators aren't yet releasing their names.
Troopers tell KFDM News the driver of the car was a 21-year-old man from San Antonio. They believe he fell asleep at the wheel, causing him to crash into the truck. They say alcohol doesn't appear to be a factor.
A 24-year-old woman from Austin and a 57-year-old man from San Antonio died. They were passengers.
The driver of a 2007 International truck tractor is a 57-year-old man from the Houston area. He's under observation.
Troopers reopened one inside lane several hours after the crash. They reopened the outside westbound lane shortly before 9 a.m.