Three killed in recent crashes

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, three Permian Basin men have died in recent days in separate collisions.

A 27-year-old Odessa man was killed in an early Sunday morning crash in Midland County.

According to DPS, a 31-year-old Andrews woman was traveling West on CR-173 in a Buick Lucerne when she failed to navigate a turn approaching the intersection of CR-1210, causing the Buick to leave the roadway. The car rolled several times, hit a utility pole and erupted into flames.

The driver was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, but her passenger, Dylan Marcus Bellesheim, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

On Friday night, an Andrews man was killed in Martin County in a two-vehicle crash.

According to DPS, Luis Valdez, 25, was traveling east in the westbound lanes of SH-176 in his Mercedes C43 when he hit a tractor-trailer head-on. Valdez was pronounced dead at the scene and the other driver, a 39-year-old man from Gardendale, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

DPS also reported the death of a 68-year-old Midland man Wednesday night.

According to DPS, James Dean Daniels, 68, was driving a Ford 150 when he failed to yield at CR 101 and SH 302 and was struck by a tractor-trailer traveling west on SH 302.

Daniels was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a 46-year-old man from Laredo, was taken to Winkler County Hospital in Kermit with minor injuries.

This crash, too, remains under investigation.