Early Morning Crash Kills 1, Injures Another 5/19/13
CBS 7 News
May 19, 2013
The following is a press release from the city of Midland:
Midland - A Big Spring man was killed and one person was sent to the hospital after an accident early Sunday morning in Midland.
Midland Police and Fire Departments responded to the accident at 12:47 a.m. Sunday in the 500 block of West Illinois Ave. Roberto Vasquez, 21, of Big Spring, was found dead on scene.
The investigation revealed that Vasquez was driving a 2010 Ford Taurus eastbound on Illinois Avenue, the wrong way on a one-way street, at a high rate of speed when the car began swerving side to side. Vasquez lost control and drove the car onto the north sidewalk, striking a tree on the driverís side. One passenger was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital for minor injuries, and three additional passengers in the vehicle were not injured.
Speed and alcohol were determined to be contributing factors in the crash. Next of kin have been notified.