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Man killed, another injured in early morning crash in Midland County

One person is dead as a result of a crash in Midland County. The accident happened in the early morning hours, Monday, near Jake's Clays, on 1379S going towards Sprayberry, Tx.
Deadly accident on FM 1379. (Source: Diane Hermann/Facebook)

MIDLAND COUNTY, TX (KWES) - One man was killed and another man was injured in an early morning accident in Midland County.

The accident happened just after 7 a.m. Monday on FM 1379, about 18 miles southeast of Midland.

DPS Troopers said an 18-wheeler, driven by Damien Woodard, 39, of Red Oak, Texas, was traveling northbound on FM 1379 when for an unknown reason, the 18-wheeler traveled into the wrong lane or traffic and struck another 18-wheeler traveling southbound.

Woodard was pronounced dead the scene.

The driver of the other 18-wheeler, Danny Norris, 67, of Rowlett, Texas, was taken to the hospital with non-incapacitating injuries.

The accident remains under investigation.