Midland Man Killed in Ward County Accident

Midland Man Killed in Ward County Accident

WARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - A Midland man is dead following a weekend accident in Ward County.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest9, the accident happened on Sunday evening on Interstate 20, about two miles east of Monahans.

According to the report, a 2003 Lincoln Towncar was traveling east on Interstate 20 when the vehicle attempted to avoid some debris on the roadway. That caused the vehicle to skid across the road, through the center median and into the westbound lanes of Interstate 20.

That's when a 2002 Ford Explorer traveling westbound crashed into the Lincoln Towncar.

The driver of the Towncar, Willard Forrest Gaston, 86, of Midland, was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Ford Explorer, Jaime T. Gonzalez, 57, of Snowflake, Arizona, was taken to Ward County Hospital in unknown condition.

The accident is still under investigation.