Driver Fled Scene After Deadly Head-On Crash, DPS Says

MIDLAND, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety released information late Tuesday night concerning a deadly crash that happened in the early morning hours of Saturday. 

DPS said a semi-truck driven by Gustavo Reyes, 49, of Plainview was going westbound on Interstate 20 west of Midland.  A motorcycle driven by Joseph C. Privitt, 48, of Mineral Wells was also going west on I-20.  DPS said a pickup truck with an unknown driver was going east in the westbound lane.

DPS said the pickup truck hit the motorcycle head-on.  That caused the motorcycle to then strike the semi-truck. 

DPS said the driver of the pickup truck fled the scene. 

Privitt was pronounced dead on the scene.  Reyes was not injured according to DPS. 


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