Interstate 20 Reopens After Fiery Accident

MIDLAND COUNTY - Westbound Interstate 20 between Midland and Odessa has reopened after a fiery early morning accident.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. We're told one big rig was trying to pass another when the wreck happened. Both 18-wheelers then caught fire.

Another accident a few hours later in the same area sent a Midland County deputy to the hospital.

This crash happened near 1788 and Interstate 20 while the deputy was responding to a fire. That's when a pick up rear-ended him, causing both vehicles to smash into the back of an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the big rig suffered minor injuries. The deputy and the drive of the pick-up were taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

DPS is now investigating.