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One dead in vehicle/pedestrian accident in Big Spring

The victim was 21-year-old Osvaldo Lopez from Brownsville, Texas.

BIG SPRING, Texas — The Big Spring Police Department responded to a vehicle/pedestrian accident on January 15 that left one dead. 

The incident took place near the 3600 block of S.Hwy 87. Osvaldo Lopez, 21, was found unresponsive in the southbound lane. 

The investigation found out that Lopez was in a 2019 Black Ford Mustang with a man named Ismael Moreno who was driving.

Police say Lopez and Moreno engaged in a verbal argument while they were traveling on the highway. 

Lopez left the vehicle and was struck by a white truck while crossing the highway. 

Big Spring EMS determined the Brownsville, Texas resident succumbed to his own injuries.

Moreno was found to be under the influence while driving and was arrested for driving while intoxicated shortly after the incident. 

No charges were filed against the driver of the white truck. The investigation is still ongoing.