Joe Louie Ruiz Killed in Accident at FM 1788 in Midland County, TX

November 17, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Joe Louie Ruiz
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Farm to Market 1788, Midland, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
GMC Sierra, Ford
FM 1788
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

GMC Sierra collided with a Ford van

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating crash that killed one person involved at FM 1788 in Midland County, TX on November 17th, 2023. Police say the incident happened when a northbound GMC Sierra was struck by a Ford van. Reports allege the van failed to control its speed before the vehicles collided, the van striking the rear of the GMC. The driver of the van, identified as 41-year-old Joe Louie Ruiz, taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. The condition of the other driver, identified as 42-year-old Aaron Sanchez Hernandez, was not stated. Additional information was not available.

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