DPS identifies men killed in fiery crash


MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Nexstar)- DPS has identified two men killed in a fiery crash on I-20 Monday. 

Jarod Clement, 23, and Lionso Rodriguez, 48, were both pronounced dead at the scene. 

Around 10:20 a.m., DPS troopers were called to I-20, 13 miles west of Midland about the crash. 

Investigators say Clement was driving a 2018 Dodge Ram when he hit the rear of a 2003 Peterbuilt semi-truck that had slowed to approach a construction zone. The truck caught fire after the crash. 

The driver of the semi-truck, Rigoberto Perez, 46, was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

DPS says the crash is still under investigation. 

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