GOP Railroad Commission Hopeful Sarge Summers Dies in Crash

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — One of many 5 candidates for the Republican Texas Railroad Fee nomination has been killed in a site visitors crash whereas touring from a West Texas marketing campaign look, police stated.

Marvin Leon “Sarge” Summers, 69, of Lubbock, was killed Tuesday when the game utility car he was driving slammed into the rear of a tanker truck, in response to a Midland metropolis spokeswoman.

The crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. on Texas 349 on town’s northern outskirts as Summers was touring from an American Affiliation of Drilling Engineers luncheon in Midland. The Railroad Fee regulates Texas’ oil and gasoline business.

Police decided that the truck was turning from an out of doors lane onto a personal drive when Summers’ 2019 Cadillac Escalade slammed into the rear of the trailer, metropolis spokeswoman Karisa Danley stated in a press release.

Additionally in search of the GOP nomination for the Railroad Fee within the March 1 main are incumbent Wayne Christian and challengers Tom Slocum Jr., Sarah Stogner and Dawayne Tipton. Luke Warford is the lone candidate for the Democratic nomination.

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