On Monday morning, the Texas Department of Public Safety released details about a crash in Randall County that took the life of a Lubbock woman.
DPS said at about 1:10 a.m., a tow truck crashed into an 18-wheeler about one mile south of Amarillo on FM 1541. DPS said the 18-wheeler was backing into a loading dock but crossing 1541 while doing it.
The tow-truck was going north on 1541 and it hit the trailer of the 18-wheeler, DPS said.
The driver of the tow-truck, Adam Taulbee, 28, of Austin, died at the scene. A passenger in the tow-truck, Laura Almanza, 28, of Lubbock also died, DPS said.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Conditions were dry, and both victims were using seat belts. The posted speed limit, DPS said, was 55 mph.