Authorities released the identity of the man Friday who was killed in the rollover crash on State Highway 6, near Marlin, earlier this week.

Marco Moner, 19, of Cypress, died in the single-vehicle crash that happened about 6 p.m. Tuesday, when the Ford Explorer he was in had a blowout about three miles south of Marlin. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. D.L. Wilson said six men were in the vehicle, and five were ejected after the blowout caused it to roll multiple times.

Agencies from around the region assisted at the crash scene. Three of the men were taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, and three were taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Temple, Wilson said.

Moner was pronounced dead at the Temple hospital early Wednesday morning as a result of his injuries, Wilson said. The three men treated at the Waco hospital were treated and released.

No updates were available for the subjects treated in Temple. Wilson said all six men are from the Houston area.

Kristin Hoppa has been covering public safety and breaking news for the Tribune-Herald since January 2016. She worked in Northwest Missouri covering crime-related issues before her move to Central Texas. She is a University of Kansas graduate.

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