Two People Killed in Separate Overnight Accidents in Midland

Two People Killed in Separate Overnight Accidents in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND – Two people were killed in two separate overnight accidents in Midland.

The first accident happened around 11:10 p.m. on the Loop 250 overpass at Big Spring Street.

An investigation revealed that a Nissan Altima, driven by 24-year-old Cody Bruce Allee of Odessa, was traveling eastbound on Loop 250 at a high rate of speed when it drifted into the center median and back onto the roadway. The driver of the Nissan overcorrected and entered the median again, striking a light pole and continued into the westbound lanes of Loop 250.

The Nissan then collided with a westbound Upton County Sheriff's unit, causing both vehicles to roll and the Nissan to catch fire.

Allee was pronounced dead at the scene and the Sheriff's deputy was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries and later transferred to a Lubbock Hospital.

Officials have not released the identity of the driver.

The second accident happened in the 1400 block of East Wadley around 2:15 a.m. Saturday morning.

When officials arrived on the scene, they found that a Chevy Cruze caught fire and hit a parked semi-trailer.

After officials extinguished the fire, they pulled out 22-year-old Alfredo Trujillo from the vehicle and took him to Midland Memorial Hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The report states that Trujillo, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was driving westbound on Wadley when his vehicle left the roadway and struck the trailer.

The investigation also determined that Trujillo had just fled the scene of another accident on Wadley passing Fairgrounds Road and driving through the fence of Alldredge Gardens. Trujillo also hit a parked vehicle and a tree while on the property before fleeing.

Officials are continuing to investigate both accidents and say alcohol is being investigated as a possible contributing factor in both accidents.