DPS releases names of 2 killed in crash with 18-wheeler near Roscoe

Fatal crash

ROSCOE, Texas - The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified two women as those killed in a Tuesday night crash near Roscoe.

DPS confirmed Wednesday what KTXS learned from Sweetwater Fire Chief Grant Madden Tuesday evening that a Nissan Altima with the two women inside was struck by a loaded 18-wheeler near Interstate 20.

DPS also said the Altima had stopped at the stop sign at the intersection of Business 84 and US 84 just north of Roscoe. The Altima then pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler and was struck from the side.

The driver, Tasheanna Roshanda Heath, 30, and her passenger, Jacqueline Denise Porch, 50, both of Las Vegas, were declared dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Victor Delos Santos, 62, was treated at the scene and released. Santos is from Robstown, south of San Antonio.

The crash remains under investigation.