Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers are investigating a traffic accident that claimed the life of one and seriously injured another.
The accident occurred around 12 noon Thursday. DPS reports that a white Chevrolet pickup was east on FM 2641 and traveled into the path of a Chevrolet El Camino which was south on FM 179. Wesley Wright, 22 of Levelland was driving the Chevrolet pickup and was transported to a Lubbock hospital by private vehicle with incapacitating injures. The driver of the El Camino, Hershel Newman Jr., 68 of Shallowater was transported by EMS to University Medical Center. He was pronounced dead a short time later.
No charges have been filed, DPS said the crash remains under investigation.