Update: 9:23AM

One person has been taken to the hospital following this morning’s crash on FM 1788.


Officials say around 7:16AM, the driver of a Ford Mustang was heading north and stopped to make a left turn just south of the intersection at FM 1788 and Highway 191.


That’s when a northbound dump truck failed to stop in time and rear ended the Mustang, pushing it into oncoming lanes and sideswiped an 18-wheeler.


A southbound flatbed then hit the front of the Mustang and slid through oncoming traffic without hitting any other vehicles.


The driver of the Mustang is said to have non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was given a ticket for following too close.


Southbound lanes of FM 1788 have been re-opened as of this posting, but northbound lanes are still closed.


DPS troopers also responded to this crash.



We have a traffic alert for you. Midland authorities are working a three vehicle crash on FM1788 between the airport and Highway 191. All lanes are virtually closed to traffic at this time. Avoid this area if possible.

We will bring you more developments as they become available.

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