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Posted on: December 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] UPDATED: MPD investigating fatal accident on FM 1788

Midland police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Monday morning on FM 1788 south of Highway 191.

Midland Police and Fire Departments responded to reports of an accident at approximately 6:16 a.m. Monday in the 1100 block of South FM 1788.

The investigation revealed that a semi-trailer truck was perpendicular to traffic on FM 1788 while in the process of backing into a business on the west side of the road when a Honda vehicle traveling southbound on FM 1788 crashed into the trailer, with the majority of the vehicle passing underneath. The driver of the Honda, 21-year-old Gage Tibbetts of Copperas Cove, was pronounced deceased on scene.

The investigation into the accident continues and next of kin has been notified.


Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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