Kermit Man Killed in Winkler County Accident

Kermit Man Killed in Winkler County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

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.