James Rodney Porter Killed in Accident at State Hwy 158 in Ector County, TX

August 31, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
James Rodney Porter
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 158, Robert Lee, Ector County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Ford F-150, Chevrolet Tahoe
State Hwy 158
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Tahoe collided with a Ford F-150

What Happened

Texas Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed one person involved at State Hwy 158 in Ector County, TX on August 31st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Tahoe was allegedly attempting to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone. The vehicle is alleged to have swerved ahead causing the Tahoe to collided with a Ford F-150. The Tahoe then lost control, according to officials, before overturning several times. The driver, identified as 28-year-old James Rodney Porter, was ejected from the vehicle. Officials say Porter was taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. The Ford operator, 33-year-old Pedro Norman Mercado, was not injured, according to officials. Additional information was not available.

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