Colorado Man Killed in Afternoon Accident on FM 866 in Ector County

Colorado Man Killed in Afternoon Accident on FM 866 in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY – A Colorado man is dead following a two vehicle accident in Ector County.

We're told the accident happened on FM 866, about one mile north of Interstate 20 on Thursday afternoon.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, a vehicle traveling southbound on FM 866 was waiting to make a left turn onto a private driveway when the driver of a 1994 Mack Truck took evasive action to avoid hitting the vehicle that was trying to turn.

As the Mack Truck tried to avoid the vehicle, the truck crashed into a 2012 Ford F-150, traveling northbound on FM 866.

The driver of the F-150, 47-year-old Jeffery Saari of Estes Park, Colorado, was pronounced dead at the scene.

There's no word if any tickets or citations will be issued.