Man dies after pipe explosion in Ector County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

One man is dead after a pipe explosion Tuesday morning in Western Ector County.

It happened a little before nine, near FM 1601 and Interstate 20.

According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, they received a 9-1-1 call saying there was an explosion.

When they reached the scene,  they found a high pressure gas leak.

56-year Sammy Nunez was killed at the scene.

His body was sent to Tarrant County for an autopsy.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.