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Big Spring Man Killed in Accident in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Big Spring Man is dead and another was injured after an accident in Midland.

The accident happened in the 500 block of West Illinois Ave. around 12:45 a.m. Sunday morning.

Midland Police tell NewsWest 9, 21-year-old Roberto Vasquez of Big Spring was driving the wrong way on a one-way street at a high rate of speed when his car began to swerve from side to side.

Vasquez lost control of the car onto a sidewalk and hit a tree on the driver's side.

Vasquez was pronounced dead on the scene and another passenger in the vehicle was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. Three other passengers who were in the vehicle were not hurt.

Midland Police say speed and alcohol were the determining factors in the crash.

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