According to the Odessa American, the accident happened in Ector County along U.S. Highway 385 approximately two miles away from Gardendale, Texas.
On Saturday night, a 1988 Honda 2SS was being driven by 35 year-old Seminole resident, Jacob Elijah Crothers, southbound down Highway 385. Hereford resident Manuel Escobedo Lopez, 55, was also driving southbound in a 2006 Kenworth that had a trailer attached.
Lopez was turning east onto a county road when Crothers’ Honda smashed into the back of the Kenworth. Crothers was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:17PM and was reported as wearing a seatbelt. Lopez was not injured.
Details were released by the Texas Department of Public Safety. The fatal accident is being investigated by Trooper Marco Caro of Odessa, Texas.