The fatal incident happened around 3 PM Thursday along Interstate 20, near the F.M. 1788, exit.
Two semi trucks hauling trailers collided at a high speed rate, leading to a massive explosion that killed four people. Troopers say another vehicle was involved in the accident as well- A GMC truck.
Authorities have identified the driver of the truck to be David Wisener. Wisener was the General Manager of Lufkin Ranch and Rodeo Company. He was traveling to Phoenix for a rodeo, with when the accident occured. Wisener was hauling bucking bulls in an attached trailer when the semi trucks collided in front of him. Wisener's pickup got caught up in the wreckage, and he didn't survive.
Wisener was survived by his daughter, 25-year-old Haley Burns, his son, 18-year-old Jordan and his parent, Donald Wisener.
The explosion also caused a thick black cloud of smoke to rise from the area.
Midland Police and Fire crews, the Odessa Fire Department, Ector County Sheriff's deputies Department of Public Safety troopers and other law enforcement agencies were on the scene Thursday afternoon.
TXDOT closed Interstate 20 between Loop 338 in Odessa and Loop 250 in Midland for 7 hours Thursday afternoon and evening. F.M. 1788 was also closed near Interstate 20.
TXDOT opened the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 around 10 PM. The westbound lanes were expected to open soon afterward.
As of Friday afternoon, officials had not released the name of the other crash victims.
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