Joel Oscar Alvarez Killed in Accident at State Hwy 349 in Midland County, TX

August 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Joel Oscar Alvarez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 349, Midland, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Kenworth Truck
State Hwy 349
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Kenworth Truck suffered a tire blowout and crashed

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed one person at State Hwy 349 in Midland County, TX on August 12th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 9 a.m. According to investigators, a commercial truck operated by 46-year-old Joel Oscar Alvarez, was northbound before suffering a tire blowout. The vehicle lost control as a result and veering into a southbound lane, colliding with a utility pole. The collision left Alvarez with fatal injuries at the scene. Additional information was not immediately available.

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