DPS identifies man killed in fiery crash on I-20 in Sweetwater


The Department of Public Safety has identified the driver killed in a fiery crash on I-20 in Sweetwater.SWEETWATER, Texas -

Hector M. Pedroza Guillen, 58, of El Paso was pronounced dead at the scene.


GALLERY: DPS said Guillen drifted to the inside lane and overcorrected. His 18-wheeler went through the ditch and rolled onto the service road where it hit a telephone pole and caught fire. 


The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. at mile marker 255.  

Guillen was hauling office supplies to Dallas. DPS did not know the name of the company or where the truck picked up the supplies.


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A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler is impacting traffic on I-20 in Sweetwater.

Eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane at mile marker 255. Traffic is slowed in the westbound lanes because of onlookers. The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. The truck was still burning as of an hour later. The Nolan County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and the Sweetwater Fire Department are on scene.  

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