Texas Department of Public Safety has released information on the fatal accident that occurred on the Monday, November 13th, 2017.
According to DPS, troopers arrived on scene at approximately 8:17 AM where they found a 2-vehicle collision 8 miles north of Big Spring on HWY 87.
The drivers involved were 60 year-old Dickie Gross from Rifle, CO, who was driving a 1994, Mack, truck-tractor, towing a semi-trailer; and 32-year old Emmanuel Garza of Rio Hondo, TX, who was driving a 2011, Ford F150, pick-up.
The description of the incident reports that Gross was traveling east on FM 2230, and Garza was traveling south on U.S. HWY 87. Gross failed to yield the right of way at a stop intersection and pulled the Mack truck tractor and semi-trailer out into the roadway in front of Garza's F150 pick-up. Garza then struck Gross's trailer.
Garza was transported to Scenic Mountain Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. Gross had no injuries.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belts.