DPS identifies construction worker killed by 18-wheeler on I-20 in Sweetwater

Courtesy: Sweetwater Fire Department

SWEETWATER, Texas - The construction worker killed by an 18-wheeler on Wednesday morning on I-20 in Sweetwater has been identified.

According to the Department of Public Safety, Jesus Vicente Enriquez , 62 of San Angelo was standing in the median when an 18-wheeler traveling east on I-20 jackknifed and slid into the median and struck him.


Enriguez worked for San Angelo-based Reece Albert, Inc.

Previous story A construction worker was killed Wednesday morning on I-20 in Sweetwater when he was hit by an 18-wheeler.

Fire Chief Grant Madden said the worker was part of a crew surveying damage to the road from five wrecks this morning around mile marker 248 - all involving big rigs.

Four 18-wheelers slid off the road and one rig rolled over.

Madden said the slick spot was not caused by any of the wintry mix the Big Country is getting. He said it's simply wet and slick.

He said it's imperative for drivers to be cautious.

"Be patient, especially this time of year. I know everybody is trying to get to where they're going and the trucks got hot freight and everything," Madden said. "Everybody's got deadlines, so does the guy you're trying to pass. Just be patient, slow down, and watch out for other people."

T he fire department and TxDOT are trying to find ways to prevent further accidents.

The name and the age of the victim have not been released.

One other driver suffered minor injuries from one of the previous wrecks.

KTXS has reached out to the Department of Public Safety and TxDOT for more information.