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Man Killed in Big Rig Accident on FM 1788

MIDLAND COUNTY - A man is dead after two 18-wheelers collided Tuesday morning. The accident happened around 6:00 a.m. on FM 1788 just south of Highway 191.

Midland Police say 57-year-old Salvador Hernandez was traveling north on 1788 in a Freightliner tractor trailer when he turned left in front of a Kenworth FedEx truck with two trailers. The FedEx truck then hit the side of the Freightliner.

The driver of the FedEx truck, 45-year-old Darin Gaylor, was killed in the crash. Hernandez was taken to Midland Memorial hospital as a precaution.

Midland Police say charges are pending in the case.

FM 1788 was closed for most of the day as authorities investigated the crash, but has since reopened.

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