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Icy roads claim life of Abilene driver, other driver improving

By Ariana Garza, agarza@ktxs.com
Published On: Dec 29 2013 08:46:44 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 31 2013 09:51:33 AM CST
Hwy 277 fatal 12-29-13
HIGHWAY 277, Texas -

Update:  The driver of the truck that caused that deadly head-on collision Sunday is improving.  62 year-old Alberto Navarro Medrano is now in fair condition after a serious injury.

Original Story:  An Abilene driver was killed Sunday in a head-on collision around 2:30 p.m. on Highway 277.

According to DPS, a Ford F-150 driven by 62-year-old Alberto Navarro Medrano of Abilene lost control and slipped on the icy roadway, struck a guardrail and crossed over the center stripe—crashing into the Mercury SUV driven by 53-year-old Randall Scott Castleberry. Castleberry’s vehicle left the overpass. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Navarro is being treated at a local hospital for a serious injury. His passengers are in stable condition following their injuries. All were wearing seatbelts. Castelberry’s passengers, including a 7-year-old, are also in stable condition following their injuries. All were wearing seatbelts.