Car Wreck Claims Life of Colorado Man Driving In Texas

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A 57-year-old man is dead and his two passengers are in the hospital after a wreck early Tuesday morning in Dallam County.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Kirk McAlister of Pueblo, Colo. was driving in slick conditions on US-87 about four miles southeast of Texline around 2:45 a.m.

Authorities believe the driver hit a patch of ice on a bridge and lost control. His SUV then slid past the bridge, and into the oncoming lanes before hitting a guardrail and rolling.

Kirk McAlister died at the scene.

His passengers, 52-year-old Anne McAlister and 20-year-old Dezerai Maul, both also of Pueblo, were taken to the Coon Memorial Hospital in Dalhart.

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