MPD investigating fatal wreck

MIDLAND At 1:36 p.m. Jan. 7, officers with the Midland Police Department responded to the intersection of North Highway 349 and Maverick Lane regarding a wreck involving three vehicles.

The investigation showed two vehicles, a Chevy Crossover traveling in the inside lane and a Honda Civic traveling in the outside lane were side by side northbound on North Highway 349. The third vehicle, a Ford F-250, traveling westbound on Maverick Lane, failed to yield the right of way at the stop sign while attempting to turn north into the outside lane of Highway 349, a news release said.

The truck was hit by both vehicles that were traveling north on Highway 349. The driver occupying the inside lane of Highway 349, Mary Manriquez Estrada, 76, from Lamesa, was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at 4:25 p.m.

A citation was issued to the driver of the Ford F-250 for failure to yield the right of way, the release said.