Stokes County man and teenage passenger killed in wreck in Texas

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HALE COUNTY, Texas – A Stokes County man and a teenager died in a crash in Texas on Thursday.

Ervin Eugene Sheppard, 41, and a 14-year-old passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to Hale County, Texas officials.

Sheppard was driving a Ford F-250 pickup when it happened outside of Abernathy just north of Lubbock.

Investigators said Sheppard lost control of his vehicle when the front tire blew out.