Tow Truck Driver Killed by Sliding Car in Ector County

ECTOR COUNTY - An Odessa man is dead after being hit by a sliding car on Interstate 20.

It happened in Ector County near mile marker 98 close to the Penwell exit around 9:30 a.m.

According to troopers, a tow truck driver, 48-year-old Lawrence Roberts was working a previous wreck and had just secured the wrecked vehicle on his truck when went to get into the cab of his truck.

Roberts was hit from behind by an oncoming car that slid on the ice. Roberts was taken to the hospital where he later died.

No charges or tickets have been issued in the wreck yet. The accident is under investigation.