Houston Driver Of Semi Dies In Crash, Lamesa Couple Hurt

The Houston driver of a tractor trailer is dead after a rear-end collision involving three vehicles at the new light on Woodrow Road and US 87. The semi of 45-year-old Jorge Santos collided with another tractor trailer that was stopped at the light yesterday, pushing it into an SUV. Santos was airlifted to a hospital but died of his injuries. The driver and one passenger in the SUV, Zack Garcia and Danni Garcia of Lamesa, were taken by ambulance to a Lubbock hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.The driver of the semi hit from behind, 41-year-old Manuel Montano of Houston, was taken to a Lubbock hospital with minor injuries. The accident snarled traffic in all directions near the intersection, with  US 87 traffic having to be rerouted onto Loop 493. The accident was the second of the day at the Woodrow and U.S. 87 intersection. A rollover occurred there yesterday morning.

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