Lubbock Man Killed in Upton County Accident

Lubbock Man Killed in Upton County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY – A Lubbock man is dead following an evening accident in Upton County on Sunday night.

The accident happened on Highway 349 about 15 miles north of Rankin.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a big rig and towed unit were stopped in the southbound lane of Highway 349 preparing to turn east into a private drive. That's when a 1998 Ford Pickup, also traveling southbound, hit the towed unit.

According to the report, the driver of the Ford pickup, 60-year-old Benny James Cousatte, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the big rig that was hit wasn't injured in the accident.