An electrician and a truck driver both were about two miles from their common destination when their paths tragically crossed about daylight on Tuesday morning.
    Anthony Don Sipple was killed when the pickup he was driving to work at a sand mine northwest of Lamesa crashed into a truck headed to the same location, according to the Texas Highway Patrol officer who investigated the crash.
    Sipple, 31, reportedly had been working at the U.S. Silica sand mine since about May and recently had moved to Brownfield from Electra, Trooper Wally Garza said.
    He was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative from the Dawson County Justice of the Peace office.
    Garza said the driver of the SandBox Logistics tractor-trailer rig involved in the accident was taken by ambulance to Medical Arts Hospital but apparently did not suffer any serious injuries.
    The accident was reported at 6:38 a.m. at the intersection of FM 829 and FM 1066, about seven miles northwest of Lamesa.
    Garza said Sipple was driving a four-door 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup southbound on FM 829 and disregarded a stop sign at the intersection.
    The pickup crashed into the right rear of a 2018 Kenworth truck tractor driven by 55-year-old Richard Gene Oliver II of Lubbock, Garza said.

 

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