Truck Driver Killed in Trucking Accident
One man was killed and another was injured in an early morning crash in Midland.
Details about the Fatal Accident
News West 9 is reporting that one man was killed and another man was injured in an early morning motor vehicle accident that happened in Midland County.
According to troopers from the Department of Public Safety, the accident happened just before 7 a.m. on Monday morning on FM 1379, which is just about 18 miles southeast of Midland.
Troopers from the Department of Public Safety further stated that an 18-wheeler that was being driven by 39-year-old Damien Woodard, of Red Oak, Texas, was driving northbound on FM 1379 when, for an unknown reason, the tractor-trailer moved over into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit another 18-wheeler that was traveling southbound.
Woodard was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
The driver of the other tractor-trailer, 67-year-old Danny Norris, of Rowlett, Texas, was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident currently remains under investigation.
Important Information about Large Truck Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States involving large trucks:
- 3,964 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks in the United States in 2013.
- 17 percent of the people who were killed in accidents involving large trucks were the occupants of large trucks at the time of the accident.
- 95,000 people were injured in accidents involving large trucks in 2013.