Atlanta man, 44, killed in rollover crash in Willacy County

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AAn Atlanta man was killed after being ejected from his vehicle during a rollover in Willacy County on Saturday.

Antonio Perez Jr., 44, died at the scene of the crash due to his injuries, according to a news release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash happened around 5:13 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 77, south of Farm-to-Market Road 3168 in Willacy County.

DPS said Perez drove his white Ford F-550 off the road and into an open field once he reached the end of the bridge’s concrete barriers.

Perez, who was not wearing his seat belt, was ejected when the truck overturned.

Police are still investigating the crash and said they suspect alcohol “was a contributing factor pending the toxicology report.”