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Mississippi man, 50, killed in two-vehicle Callahan County crash

Published On: Apr 09 2013 09:31:19 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2013 09:41:57 AM CDT
Fatal crash
ABILENE, Texas -

A 50-year-old Mississippi man has died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash at 12:12 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 20 between Abilene and Clyde.

State police said Michael Timothy Cochran was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, where he was pronounced dead at 3:42 a.m., state police said in a news release.  

Here’s the complete news release from State Police spokesman Sparky Dean:

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash occurring in Callahan County at 12:12 a.m. this morning.  The crash was located between Abilene and Clyde on Interstate 20 near mile marker 297 in the east bound lane.  Michael Timothy Cochran was taken to Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene where he was pronounced dead at 3:42 A.M. by Judge McAuliffe.  The body was taken to North’s Funeral Home in Abilene, Texas.  The seatbelt was not worn.

Michael Timothy Cochran, 50 years of age from Waynesboro, Mississippi was driving a 2005 GMC Pickup east on Interstate 20.  Judson Thomas Jackson, 36 years of age from Stephenville, Texas was driving a 1991 Freightliner (Wrecker), towing a 2003 Mack Truck and trailer, also east bound.  Cochran’s GMC Pickup ran into the back of the towed eighteen wheeler.  Both vehicle came the rest on the south shoulder of the roadway.  The weather was clear and the roadway was dry.  This crash is being investigated by Trooper Justin Tabor.