Five People Injured in Accident at I-20 in Ector County, TX

September 19, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-20 , Ector County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Passenger Car
Injuries Sustained

Various injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer lost control, crashed and created a chain reaction collision

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that injured five people at I-20 in Ector County, TX on September 19th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 4:50 p.m. According to investigators, a truck tractor headed eastbound on I-20 is said to have struck another vehicle under unclear circumstances before veering into a median. After crossing over the median and barrier wall, it traveled into the westbound lanes and created a chain reaction crash involving four other vehicles. Five people involved were hospitalized, including two in critical condition. Additional information was not immediately available.

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