Interstate 20 reopened after crash in Midland

Midland Police Department Stock Photo (Abe Franco/CBS 7)

MIDLAND -- A crash involving a pickup and a tractor trailer stalled traffic on Interstate 20 near Rankin Highway in Midland Monday morning.

According to City of Midland spokesperson Sara Bustilloz, officers with the Midland Police Department responded to a crash on I-20 near Rankin at 11:07 a.m.

An investigation of the crash revealed that a tractor trailer and pickup truck pulling a trailer were heading eastbound when they crashed.

According to Bustilloz, the tractor trailer was driving at a slow rate of speed with flashing equipment on to notify drivers that maintenance was occurring on the road.

After the crash, the pickup lost control and went into oncoming traffic in the westbound lanes and passing the bridge before coming to a stop.

The driver of the tractor trailer was cited for not having registration or drivers license, and the driver for the pickup was cited for failure to control speed.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

The interstate was reopened just after 2 p.m.