Staff Report
NewsWest 9

UPTON COUNTY - One person is dead following an early morning accident in Upton County.

The accident happened at the intersection of State Highway 349 and East County Road 117 just before 5:30 a.m. Friday morning.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on County Road 117 when the driver was attempting to turn left onto Highway 349 northbound.

That's when a white Ford F-250 traveling southbound on Highway 349 hit the semi-trailer.

Then the pickup spun around and was disabled on the roadway when another pickup truck traveling southbound hit the first pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup truck, 46-year-old Monroe Gordon, Jr. of Odessa, Texas, was pronounced dead at the scene.