New Details in Deadly Midland County Wreck

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Update: (7-2-12/9:35 PM)

MIDLAND COUNTY - DPS officials have released new information in a deadly wreck in on Highway 137 Saturday.

A big rig driven by 21-year-old Devon Lee Spears tried to pass a car in a no passing zone. That's when troopers say Spears hit a pickup truck head-on in the opposite lane.

The driver of the pickup Russell Porter is in serious condition at medical center. His wife, Catherine, died at the scene.

Spears is in stable condition at Midland Memorial.

There's no word on whether any tickets or charges will be issued.

Update: DPS officials tell NewsWest 9 that the accident has turned fatal.

MIDLAND COUNTY - A wreck in Midland County shut down Highway 137 Saturday.

Witnesses tell our crew at the scene that a well service truck traveling northbound on Highway 137 tried to pass an 18-wheeler in a no passing zone.

That's when the well truck collided with a pick-up traveling southbound on 137. No word on how many people were hurt or the extent of their injuries.