Driver dies after crash with Texas DPS member on SH-176 near Tarzan

MARTIN COUNTY, TX — A 63-year-old woman died Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle collision on Texas State Highway 176 near Tarzan, according to Midland Reporter-Telegram.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said the fatal wreck occurred on a span of the highway about 28 miles north of Midland, at about 4:55 p.m.

An early investigation indicates the woman was driving a Chevy Silverado 1500 westbound at the same time a 2017 Ford F-350 was heading eastbound on the highway. At one point, the victim’s vehicle veered into the oncoming lane and struck the Ford.

The victim, a Midland resident, was rushed to Martin County Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.

The driver of the other pickup, a member of the Texas DPS, suffered undisclosed injuries and was also taken to the hospital. She has since been released.

Officials noted that both drivers had been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

No further updates have been shared at this time.


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