Traffic Wreck East of Levelland Claims the Life of One Person

DPS LogoUPDATE:  Texas DPS troopers have identified the driver of the Ford Ranger pickup as Ronnie Jay Wheeler, 26 of Levelland.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital after the accident.  DPS troopers remained on the scene investigating until after 11:00 pm Monday night.  The accident continues under the investigation of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently investigating a two vehicle accident east of Levelland Monday night.

According to reports, the accident occurred at the intersection of FM 3261 and Cactus Drive just east of Levelland.  DPS said that a Ford Ranger pickup was traveling west of Cactus Drive and failed to stop at a stop sign.  DPS said the pickup failed to yield right of way and a semi-truck traveling south on FM 3261 collided with the pickup on the passenger side.  The driver of the pickup was taken to the hospital and was pronounced dead from injuries suffered in the accident.  The driver of the truck was not injured.


About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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