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Two People Killed in Different Wrecks

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Accident on Northwest Loop 338 Accident on Northwest Loop 338

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA/MIDLAND - The roads proved deadly in the Basin on Tuesday morning.

There were two fatal crashes.

The first accident was a rollover wreck in Midland County on Highway 158 just before 7 a.m.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2008 Ford F-150, driven by 41-year-old Delma Madrid, was traveling westbound on Highway 158 when the vehicle left the roadway, crashed into a fence and overturned.

Madrid was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident report also stated that Madrid was not wearing a seatbelt.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The other fatal crash happened around 5 a.m. on Northwest Loop 338 at mile marker 267 in Ector County.

DPS Officials tell NewsWest 9, a 2007 International Truck Tractor, which was towing a J&L Semi-Trailer, was traveling southbound on Loop 338 when a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt, driven by 26-year-old Jesus Rivera of Fort Stockton, was heading northbound when he drifted into the southbound lane and crashed head-on into the other truck.

Rivera was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, Rivera was not wearing a seatbelt.