Most Recent Fatality Brings Death Toll to 12 in Midland County

By Devin Sanchez

NewsWest 9

MIDLAND COUNTY - Thursday's fatal accident in Midland County raised the toll to 12 for 2013, and there's still alot of year left to go.

The most recent happened on Highway 80 near Odessa Country Club, around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

A black SUV hit a fence at the club, while a blue pickup rolled on to its roof. The two people in the truck had to be cut out.

Then on Wednesday night, 37-year-old Michael Ware from Corpus Christi, slammed into a semi-truck on the I-20 service road. He died at the scene.

Midland County has had at least two fatalities every month.

The first happened on January eighth on Tom and Nadine Craddick Highway. A 50-year-old San Antonio man died after slamming into a tractor trailer.

Three days later, a motorcyclist was killed on Midland Drive, and four days after that, three men died after hitting a truck head on. That accident was on FM 1788, just a few miles south of

Interstate 20.

In February, there were back to back fatalities. On February fifth, another motorcycle accident on Big Spring Street. The next day, a Big Spring man was killed on FM 1787. Then on the 19th, an Odessa woman died after her truck rolled on FM 1788. A few days later, another fatality.

March isn't looking too much better. ON March fifth, there was a fatality. Then the ones on Wednesday and Thursday.

NewsWest 9 is still waiting on information on the cause of Thursday's crash.