Midland Teen Killed in Highway 191 Accident

Midland Teen Killed in Highway 191 Accident

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A 17-year-old Midland teen is dead following an accident in Midland on Sunday night. Authorities say she was the only one in the vehicle not wearing a seat belt.

Midland Police were called to the accident around 6:25 p.m. When they arrived they found a 2008 blue Nissan Titan that had rolled-over into the center median of Highway 191. Inside of that truck were three 17-year-olds.

One of the officers on scene was, Aaron Smith of the Midland Police Department, he said, "Initial responding units found a one vehicle accident, there were three total persons inside the vehicle, two were transported to the hospital, one was ejected from the vehicle and killed."

The condition is currently unknown for the driver and the passenger of the truck who were taken to Midland Memorial Hospital. Authorities say the likely cause of the accident were the road conditions at the time of the crash.

"When road conditions start to deteriorate, rain comes down, snow sleet, whatever it is, we have to adjust our driving habits. We have to slow down and be prepared for those things to happen. In this case that appears under initial investigation that what we had was wet roads and an inexperienced driver who lost control," said Smith.

Not long after the crash, another one happened in the same area. Police say a marked patrol unit with all of its flashing lights, being used as a barricade, was struck by another vehicle.

"After some amount of time of being set there, a driver who was not paying enough attention managed to run in and completely total that vehicle," said Smith.    

The driver of that vehicle was cited for failure to control speed, lack of drivers license and insurance, and for having an unrestrained child in the vehicle.