One Killed in Five Car Accident Near Pecos

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR PECOS - One person died over the weekend in a five car crash near Pecos.

The accident happened on Friday afternoon on Interstate 20 about 10 miles west of town.

DPS officials say a Dodge truck towing a horse trailer was driving west on I-20 through a dust storm that created low visibility in the area.

That's when the semi rear ended the horse trailer.

Another truck behind the big rig tried avoiding the crash but the driver slammed into 18-wheeler.

The truck then hit two other cars on the interstate before coming to a stop.

79-year-old Louis Baum of Baird, New Mexico died at the scene.

Four other people were injured but there's no word on their conditions.