MIDLAND, TX (01/18/2016) — A Monday morning head-on accident claimed the life of Antonio Guerra-Moreno, and injured one other person.
According to Midland police, 25-year-old Antonio Guerra-Moreno was killed in a head-on collision along Interstate 20 near the Horseshoe Pavilion in Midland, Texas.
Authorities reported that the driver of a Dodge pickup truck was attempting to enter westbound I-20 when a Red Baron commercial truck failed to yield right-of-way and struck the Dodge.
Guerra-Moreno, who was a passenger in the Dodge, lost his life in the wreckage.
The driver of the pickup truck was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Charges against the driver of the 18-wheeler are pending the outcome of the investigation.
Trucking accidents are on the rise in the United States. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that more than 11 trucking accidents occur each day, which results in an estimated 4,000 fatalities and over 100,000 injuries annually. Although we should be mindful of all vehicles on the road, it’s especially true for large trucks such as 18-wheelers.