Midland Man Killed in Accident on Highway 176

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS COUNTY - A Midland man is dead following an accident in Andrews County on Thursday morning.

DPS tells NewsWest 9 that they got a call shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday morning about an accident on Highway 176, a few miles west of Highway 349.

We're told that a black Taurus was stopped on the highway when a Chevy Silverado belonging to Apache Drilling rear-ended the car. DPS says the passenger in the Taurus, 26-year-old Bryan Michael Smith of Midland, was pronounced dead on scene.

The driver of the car and truck were both transported to Permian Regional Medical Center in Andrews. One has been released, the other is in stable condition.