ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – An accident on March 5th killed one man from Odessa.
It happened on FM 866 about 5 miles west of Odessa just before 2 AM.
28-year-old Dale Preston was traveling south on the roadway. He was following a semi-truck driven by Byan Hicks of Midland.
According to DPS, Hicks was attempting to turn onto a lease road when Preston came up behind him at a high rate of speed.
Preston attempted to swerve and avoid the semi-trailer but struck the right side of the trailer, DPS says. Both of the vehicles caught on fire after the impact.
The trailer was hauling crude oil at the time of the accident.
Preston was pronounced dead at the scene. Hicks was uninjured.