• October 21, 2022

Hobbs, NM Men Killed, 2 Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 137 in Glasscock County, TX

Glasscock County, TX -- September 7, 2022, two New Mexico men were killed and two others were injured after a truck accident on TX-137.

Investigators said the events occurred along Highway 137 near mile marker 342 at around 7:41 a.m.

New Mexico Men Killed, 2 Injured in Truck Accident on Highway 137 in Glasscock County, TX

Officials said that a 23-year-old Hobbs, New Mexico man and two others were in a Chevy Silverado traveling southbound along the highway. From oncoming lanes, authorities believe the driver of a northbound Dodge Ram 2500 fell asleep, causing the truck to go into oncoming lanes. There, a chain reaction involving the two pickups and a semi-truck occurred.

As a result of the collision, the driver and a passenger from the Chevy sustained fatal injuries. A second passenger in the Chevy had injuries said to be incapacitating. The Dodge driver was said to have non-incapacitating injuries.

At this time, no further information is available.

Commentary on Fatal Truck Accident on Highway 137 in Glasscock County

With a crash this serious, my main concern is whether or not it got the attention it needed. I can't begin to count how many times families have come to me about serious wrecks because they waited for police investigations only to find they never got all the facts. Simply put, not all departments prioritize accident reconstruction, meaning officers can miss crucial details. Maybe that won't prove to be true here, but two men losing their lives is reason enough to consider what may have slipped through the cracks.

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