Details Into Fatal Weekend Accident on Highway 191 Remain Unclear

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland Police need your help trying to solve a bizarre fatal accident early Saturday morning.

Midland Police say 20-year-old Mark Anthony Varela was driving on a concrete area south of Highway 191, under the Loop 250 overpass.

He went off the edge and landed upside down on Highway 191.

That's when a truck hit Varela's pickup.

Varela was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver and his passenger went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers are trying to figure out why and how Varela was driving on the concrete above Highway 191.