A fatal accident occurred on Saturday afternoon near Midland, leaving one man dead and another injured. The collision involved a Ford F-150 and a 2012 Peterbilt truck with a trailer, and it took place on SH 349, north of Midland, around 3:45 pm.

The deceased has been identified as Luis Castenada, a 34-year-old resident of Amarillo. Castenada was driving the Ford F-150, heading west on SH 349, when the unfortunate incident occurred. The other vehicle involved was a Peterbilt truck with a trailer, driven by 36-year-old Raji Ganiyu Olalekan from Midland. The Peterbilt truck was traveling east on the same

According to the preliminary investigation by the Department of Public Safety (DPS), for reasons yet unknown, the Ford F-150 crossed over into the eastbound lane, colliding with the oncoming Peterbilt truck. The impact of the crash was severe, resulting in devastating consequences.

Tragically, Luis Castenada lost his life in the accident, and upon arrival at the scene, the Midland Death Investigator, Castanos, pronounced him deceased.

Raji Ganiyu Olalekan, the driver of the Peterbilt truck, was injured in the collision. Emergency medical services promptly responded to the scene and transported him to a nearby hospital. Fortunately, his condition was reported as stable, and he is expected to recover from his injuries.

The DPS confirmed that neither of the drivers involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

As the investigation progresses, more details will likely emerge regarding the cause of the crash. Authorities will work to ensure that any contributing factors are addressed and necessary measures are taken to prevent similar accidents in the future.

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Luis Castenada as they grieve their loss.

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