2 killed in accident in Ward County

2 killed in accident in Ward County
(Source: Texas DPS Website)

WARD COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Two people are dead following a crash involving three vehicles in Ward County.

Texas Department of Transportation officials say the accident happened just before 10 a.m. on Interstate 20, 3 miles east of Peyote.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers said the accident involved a pickup truck and 2 tractor-trailers.

While heading west, one of the big rigs lost control for an unknown reason.  It then skidded into the pickup, crossed the median and ended up facing north in the eastbound lanes. The semi that was heading east tried to miss the accident, but instead struck the tractor-trailer that was facing north.

Veronica Carrillo, 45, and Maria Bueno, 52, both of Midland were pronounced dead.  Alan Navarro, 20, of Midland sustained non-incapacitating injuries while Mathew Hutchins, 37, of Lone Oak was not injured in the accident.

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