Midland man dies in crash east of Kermit

WINKLER COUNTY -- A Midland man was killed in a crash east of Kermit on Thursday.

Antonio Castanon, 31, passed away after he was taken to Medical Center Hospital following the crash.

According to DPS, their troopers were called out to State Highway 302 five miles east of Kermit at 8:20 a.m.

When the troopers arrived at the scene they found a crash involving a Chevrolet Silverado and a truck tractor.

The driver of the Silverado was identified as Castanon. The driver of the truck tractor was not hurt in the crash.

An investigation revealed that the truck tractor was stopped in the eastbound lane of the highway to turn left on FM 874 when it was hit from behind by Castanon. DPS says that Castanon failed to control his speed before the accident.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time.