Pecos Teen Killed in Afternoon Accident

Pecos Teen Killed in Afternoon Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

WARD COUNTY – A Pecos teen is dead and another person was injured in an afternoon accident in Ward County.

The accident happened just after 2 p.m. on Interstate 20, about two miles west of Monahans.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2014 Chevrolet 2500 was in the right lane of westbound traffic on Interstate 20, partially on the shoulder with hazards flashing when a 1999 GMC Suburban passed a vehicle on the right at a high rate of speed.

According to the report, that's when the Suburban failed to control speed and hit the back of the Chevrolet 2500.

The impact caused the Chevrolet to skid off the road into a ditch and overturn. The Chevrolet also went into a side skid and rolled.

A passenger in the Chevrolet, Amber Orona, 17, of Pecos, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevrolet, Teno Alayn Navarette, 20, also of Pecos, was taken to Medical Center Hospital and is currently in stable condition.

The driver of the Suburban wasn't injured.