Man Killed After Slamming Into a Tree in Midland County, Identity Released

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - A Midland man goes off the road, slams into a tree and dies instantly.

49-year-old Patrick Eugene Ogden of Midland, slammed into a tree at Highway 158 and Tom Craddick Highway.

Ogden's pick-up truck was so mangled, the Jaws of Life had to be used to remove his body.

DPS officials say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

According to witnesses, the man was weaving in and out of traffic on Highway 158, when he left the road and slammed into a tree.

Ogden was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident is still under investigation.