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Wreck victim identified

By Erika Pedroza | Published Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A Haslet man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident just north of Decatur early Sunday morning.

Zachary Fano, 18, was transported by ground ambulance to Wise Regional Health System in Decatur, then flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth.

Sunday Wreck

SUNDAY WRECK – An 18-wheeler drove over this small pickup early Sunday morning on U.S. 287 north of Decatur. The driver, 18-year-old Zachary Fano of Haslet, sustained injuries, but they were not life-threatening. Messenger photo by Joe Duty

As of Tuesday morning, he had been discharged from the hospital.

The accident, which was reported just after 4 a.m., is under investigation. It appears Fano was southbound in a small pickup on U.S. 287, near Bono’s, when he lost control. Witnesses said the truck ran off the roadway into the right-side ditch, overcorrected and darted back onto the highway, where an 18-wheeler drove over its front end.

The impact caused the pickup to flip. It came to a rest on the side of the road, near Agvantage.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.

State troopers are investigating the accident and said they believe drugs were a factor in the crash.

Decatur fire and police departments and Wise County medics also responded.

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