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Victim of 18-wheeler hit-and-run identified

WACO, TX – According to KWTX, authorities have identified the victim of a hit-and-run accident that involved an 18-wheeler and left Waco authorities quarantined after a rescued survivor tested positive for coronavirus.

The victim, 25-year-old  Ramon De Loera Hernandez, died at the scene of the accident, which occurred at the intersection of East Loop 340 and Idylwood Lane at 8:30 p.m. on April 24.

The other victim was trapped in the vehicle for about an hour before the fire department was able to extricate him. The victim was listed as being in critical condition and has tested positive for coronavirus.

Since the three firefighters who rescued the victim were exposed to him, they had to comply with safety protocols and have been placed under quarantine at a local hotel.

Police have identified the driver of the 18-wheeler who fled the scene, but do not have him in custody yet.

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