MIDLAND - Two people are confirmed dead following an afternoon accident in Midland.
We're told the accident happened on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 across from the Midland County Horseshoe around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.
City of Midland officials tell NewsWest 9, a pickup was hit from behind by a commercial truck due to traffic congestion.
The pick up was carrying 41-year-old Pedro Lara and 50-year-old Manuel Chavez were killed in the accident.
The driver of the other truck, 29-year-old Antonio Zapata Jr., was not seriously injured.
Traffic was backed up in the area for several hours.