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Two dead after motorist attempts u-turn in front of oncoming tractor trailer

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Two women are dead after a motorist attempted to make a u-turn in front of an oncoming semi truck in Texas on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on October 18th in the Upper Valley, El Paso, Texas at around 8:50 a.m.

According to El Paso Times, 37-year-old Michelle Lira was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion eastbound on Artcraft when she attempted to make a u-turn in front of an oncoming westbound semi truck driven by 30-year-old Michael Thomas Denney. 

Lira failed to yield to the semi truck with the right-of-way and the car was struck by the oncoming truck. The truck plowed directly into the side of the car, crushing it and killing Lira and 59-year-old passenger Blanca Lira. 

The identities of those involved were not released until Thursday, October 20th. No further information has been released.

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