Upton County, TX (July 12, 2019) – On July 10, at 6:20 a.m., police and emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Highway 349 just ten miles north of Rankin.
Reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety indicate that Nicholas Gomez was traveling along Highway 349 in a Ford F-150 when he fell asleep behind the wheel. As a result, his vehicle collided with a GMC Acadia and a Jeep Grand Cherokee along the roadway.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as Orvil Lugo, and a passenger in the Acadia, who was identified as Jonathan Allen, were transported to Upton County Hospital in Rankin for treatment
Gomez was injured in the collision and transported to Midland Memorial Hospital while the driver of the Acadia, Dustin Howell, was transported to ORMC for treatment.
The passenger of the Jeep, who was identified as Darrell Luke, sustained fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene of the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Darrell Luke. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
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