WINKLER COUNTY – A Kermit man is dead following a morning accident in Winkler County.
The accident happened on Highway 302 just after 6 a.m.
DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a maroon big rig was traveling eastbound on State Highway 302 and came to a stop at the intersection of County Road 313 and was attempting to turn left when a white Ford F-450 pickup truck failed to control speed and hit the back of the big rig.
The driver of the Ford F-450, 47-year-old Petronilo Orona of Kermit, Texas, was killed in the accident.
A passenger in the Ford F-450 and the driver of the big rig weren't injured.
Highway 302 was closed as officials investigated the accident but it has since reopened.