A Lubbock man is dead following an 18-wheeler accident in martin County near Midland early Thursday morning.
According to Everything Lubbock, Antonio Perez Jr., 41, was a passenger in a pickup driven by Anthony Luna, 27. The pickup was struck by an 18-wheeler on State Highway 349 north of Midland as the 18-wheeler attempted to turn onto the highway from a private drive.
Police say the driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as Adrian Sanchez, 53, failed to yield the right of way leading to the accident.
Perez was pronounced dead at the scene. Luna was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital, and DPS said Sanchez was not hurn.
The crash occurred around 4:40 am in dry and clear conditions. All involved were wearing seat belts.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
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