Alexander Garcia Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-20 near Pyote in Ward County
Where: The accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 near Pyote in Ward County, Texas.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly struck a disabled 18-wheeler.
- Alexander Garcia, driver of disabled tractor-trailer
- Arturo Ayala, driver of second tractor-trailer
- Alexander Garcia, 45, killed
- Arturo Ayala, 61, injured
On or about Sunday, February 14th, 2021, an accident between two tractor-trailers left one person dead. Officials from the DPS said the accident happened on the eastbound side of Interstate 20 near Pyote in Ward County, Texas.
Law enforcement spokespeople said Arturo Ayala was driving an 18-wheeler that allegedly slammed into a disabled tractor-trailer operated by 45-year-old Alexander Garcia. Emergency responders pronounced Garcia dead of his injuries a short time after the incident. Paramedics transported Ayala to a nearby hospital with unspecified injuries.
Google Maps shows Interstate 20 runs east and west along the southern edge of Pyote, which is about 191 miles southwest of Lubbock.
Police are still investigating the incident.
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