Names released of those involved in Hartley County wreck that left 1 dead, 1 critically injured

Names released of those involved in Hartley County wreck that left 1 dead, 1 critically injured

HARTLEY COUNTY, TX (KFDA) - The Texas Department of Public Safety has released the names of those involved in a wreck on Tuesday in Hartley County that left one dead and one hospitalized.

1 killed in crash Approximately 1 mile south if Channing 3 semi trucks collided One trailer was ripped in half and the...

Posted by Hartley County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, April 24, 2019

A semi-trailer driven by 27-year-old Samual Garrett of Colorado was traveling north on US 385 in front of another semi-trailer driven by 56-year-old Christopher Goodson of Dalhart. A third semi-trailer was traveling south on US 385, driven by 26-year-old Cristian Soto-Ruiz of Dalhart with 26-year-old Jaciel Longoria-Acosta as the passenger.

A fourth semi-trailer was parked on the shoulder of the northbound lane.

An uninvolved semi-trailer slammed on the breaks because of the fourth semi-trailer that was parked on the shoulder.

Garrett swerved to the left and crossed over the center stripe, crashing into Soto-Ruiz. Soto Ruiz’s semi split Garrett’s in half.

Soto-Ruiz continued into the northbound lane and ran into Goodson’s semi-trailer.

Garrett and Goodson were both wearing their seat belts and were not injured in the wreck.

Soto-Ruiz was air-lifted to Northwest Texas Hospital with injuries considered to be life-threatening and was later taken to Oklahoma City where he remains in critical condition.

Longoria Acosta was pronounced dead on scene. Both Soto-Ruiz and Acosta were wearing seat belts as well.

The crash is still being investigated by Texas Highway Patrol Troopers.

Editor’s note: This story has been edited to reflect a correction from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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