20-year-old Midland Man Died near Highway 191 and Loop 250 7/28/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
July 28, 2012
Midland, TX – Today a 20-year-old Midland man died near highway 191 and Loop 250. The victim was Mark Anthony Varela. Police stated that Varela was heading northbound, in the concrete landscape area South of 191 under the overpass for Loop 250.
Police stated that Varela was not on the roadway and he proceeded northbound and went off the edge of the underpass. They stated that he ended up upside down in the eastbound lanes of travel.
Police said a 2008 F-150 truck driven by 37-year-old Sammy Rocha and occupied by Sammy Rocha Jr., 18-years-old, struck Varela’s vehicle.
Varela died at the scene. Both occupants of the F-150 were transported to Midland Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to call Midland Police Department (432) 685-7110.