Two Killed in Martin County Accident

Two Killed in Martin County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY – Two people are dead following a weekend rollover accident in Martin County.

The accident happened early Saturday morning about two miles east of Stanton.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 1998 Ford Explorer was traveling westbound on Interstate 20 when the vehicle failed to negotiate a slight left hand curve in the roadway.

That's when the vehicle overcorrected crossing both westbound lanes of traffic, entered the center median and rolled several times ejecting both people in the vehicle.

Both people in the vehicle, 44-year-old Andy Lee Flores of Big Spring and 50-year-old Melissa Velasquez of Midland, were killed in the accident due to not wearing seat belts.