DPS identifies victims in fatal crash Tuesday

DPS identifies victims in fatal crash Tuesday

DEAF SMITH, TX (KFDA) - Authorities say the driver of a semi-truck lost control of his vehicle on a wet roadway and collided with another semi driver early Tuesday morning, killing both men.

The Department of Public Safety identified the two victims as Kenneth Bernal, 20, of Hereford, and Michael Betzold, 64, of Liberal, Kansas. The wreck happened around 9:30 a.m. on US-385 in Deaf Smith County.

Officials determined Betzold hydro-planed on the highway and hit Bernal head-on.

Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

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