Family IDs 4 killed in Callahan County crash on I-20
CALLAHAN COUNTY, Texas -- Family members have identified the four people killed Monday in a head-on crash on I-20 in Callahan County.
They are Manuel Martinez Rangel, 24, Tre'qweishium Kevondrick Williams, 19, Johnathan Patrick Peña, 18, and Ruben Licon, 17, of Lubbock.
The Department of Public Safety confirmed the names Wednesday afternoon.
According to the preliminary crash report, they were ejected and killed when their 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck crossed the center median and slammed into a Love’s tanker truck in the eastbound lanes.
DPS said Pena was wearing a seat belt. Troopers do not know about the other three.
The bed of the pickup was separated from the cab in the crash.
Troopers said they were unable to determine who was driving the pickup.
The driver of the Love's truck was not hurt.
The crash happened at 8:24 a.m., 2.3 miles east of Putnam at the Mile Marker 322 exit.
Rangel’s sister, Laura, told KTXS the four were picking up one of Pena’s family members in the DFW area and then heading back to Lubbock.
Funds have been established for all four victims.
Rangel has a baby girl who is just shy of 3-months-old. His family needs help with funeral expenses. Donations can be made to Sanders Funeral Home.