Lamesa Man Killed in Martin County Traffic Accident

MARTIN COUNTY, TX - The Texas Department of Public Safety on Monday released updated information on a deadly traffic accident in Martin County that killed a Lamesa man.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 829 and County Road 3100, approximately 10 miles northwest of Stanton, around 2:40 p.m. on January 9.

Authorities said a semi-truck was traveling westbound on County Road 3100. A Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling northbound on Farm-to-Market Road 839.

The DPS said the driver of semi-truck disregarded a stop sign and drove out into the intersection in front of the Silverado. The Silverado struck the trailer of the semi-truck.

Christopher P. Cortez, 27, of Lamesa was killed in the accident. Mr. Cortez was the driver of the Silverado. The DPS report said he was not wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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