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DPS identifies 1 killed in fiery wreck I-20

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the accident.

MARTIN COUNTY, Texas — UPDATE: There has been one confirmed fatality due to the accident, according to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram.

The scene was cleaned up around 4 a.m.on December 9 according to TxDOT.

According to DPS, Maria Louisa Loya, 48, was driving eastbound on I-20 at the same time as two freightliner truck tractors.

A collision occurred which caused both semitrucks and Loya's SUV to be engulfed in flames.

Loya was killed in the crash while the other two drivers reportedly sustained no injuries.

The crash is still under investigation by DPS and no further information is available.


Two semis have crashed on eastbound I-20, just east of the FM 829 overpass, between mile markers 152 and 153, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

Images and videos from viewers show the trucks on fire.

The eastbound lane is closed and traffic is being diverted to the service road near mile marker 143 in Midland County. The accident is also slowing the flow of westbound traffic.

It is unknown if there are any injuries at this time.

There is currently no estimated time of reopening. This is all the information we have and we will update this story as more details are made available.

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