San Angelo Man Dies When He Drives Across All Lanes of SH 158 Smashing into 18-Wheeler
STERLING CITY, TX — A San Angelo man lost his life on SH 158 near Sterling City in a head-on collision with an 18-wheeler Sunday.
According to the Texas DPS, Roberto Ornelas, Jr., 26, of San Angelo, was eastbound on SH 158. At approximately 10 miles west of Sterling City, Ornelas departed the outside westbound lane and crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic. DPS said he crashed into the 18-wheeler, a 2013 Peterbilt towing a semi-trailer, in the outside eastbound lanes.
The crash happened at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. The roadway was dry and the skies clear, DPS reported. Investigators could not determine if Ornelas was wearing a seatbelt in the 2008 Chevrolet pickup he was driving. The speed limit was 75 mph where the crash occurred.
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