Authorities Investigating Fatal Industrial Accident in Martin County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MARTIN COUNTY - NewsWest 9 has received more details Friday from the Martin County Chief Deputy who says the industrial accident this afternoon really is an unfortunate accident.

Authorities got the call just after noon on Friday that Auturo Urias who is from Midland was run over by his dump truck.

Apparently, the man was working by a caliche pit off of Highway 349 when his truck stopped working.

He got under the car to fix some hydraulic problems and asked another worker to start the engine, but as it turns out the truck was in-gear and jumped right on top of Urias.

He was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Martin County Deputies tell us there are no signs of foul play just an unfortunate incident.