Accident Shuts Down Portion of Loop 250

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A portion of Loop 250 was closed Monday morning after a tractor trailer hit the guardrail and punctured its gas tank.

It happened in the eastbound lanes of Loop 250 on the overpass over Holiday Hill. Police say 46-year-old Jose Reyes of Houston was traveling east when he hit the guardrail, tore his axle and sheered his gas tank. Gasoline was then spilled on the highway.

As of 12:00 p.m. traffic was still be detoured around the accident and traffic was heaving on the Loop 250 service road near Wadley and Loop 191.

Reyes was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital for evaluation and was cited for failure to maintain a single lane.