Parts of Hwy 349 Closed Due to Fatal Crash UPDATE 1:30pm 12/21/11
CBS 7 News Staff
December 21, 2011
UPDATE 1:30 pm
One man is dead after a crash over night.
It happened overnight on highway 349 between highway 176 and the town of Patricia.
36-year-old Patricio Peralta of Levelland was headed north on highway 349 when he swerved into the southbound lane.
Midland DPS tells us his truck collided with a tractor-trailer leaving a mess of the 18-wheelers load all over the roadway.
TX-DOT and DPS crews worked throughout the night to clean it up.
DPS says traffic has slowed to one lane, they are asking everyone to obey flaggers.
Midland DPS officials tell us the fatal crash they are working on involes at truck and a tractor-trailer.
It is located on 349, 7 miles South Of Patricia between 176 and Patricia.
That area is still closed off (as of 6:15 am)due to the investigation and cleanup from the tractor-trailer's load.
Stay clear of the area if possible.