Our news partners at CBS 7 report that 2 people are dead following an explosion Monday afternoon in Martin County. According to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram it happened around 4:00 p.m. about 15 miles north of Stanton.
Ingram says a crew was working on a Heater Treater when it pressured up causing gas and oil to ignite.
He says no names have been released and an investigation will continue.
UPDATED - 3:30 PM, 03/05/19
According to Martin County Sheriff Brad Ingram, the victims have been identified as Anthony Lara, 20, of San Antonio and Noel Olivas Jr., 22, of Midland.
Sheriff Ingram tells CBS7 that the explosion happened at the Sayles Ranch.