Texas teen killed in Mitchell County crash

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MITCHELL COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A Texas teen was killed in a crash in Mitchell County Sunday afternoon.

Colton Hugh Scopel, 18, of Alvin, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on I-20 east of Loraine around 1:00 p.m.. according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The press release states Scopel was traveling east in his pickup when he veered into the left lane and hit a guardrail, causing the truck to plow into the median then crash into a concrete pillar.

Scopel was not wearing a seatbelt when the fatal crash occurred, the press release reveals. 

The exact cause of this crash is still under investigation. 

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