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A man killed in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday was identified Monday.

Bacliff resident LeLand Pruitt, 60, died after the SUV he was driving rear-ended another vehicle near the intersection of state Highway 146 and Miles Road, according to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office.

The truck that Pruitt's SUV struck was stopped at a red light, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. Pruitt's car didn't stop, struck the other vehicle and forced them both into a nearby ditch, Trochesset said.

Pruitt was flown by helicopter to a Houston hospital, where he died, officials said. The people in the truck suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Officials are still waiting to for a toxicology report before determining an official cause to the crash, Trochesset said.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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