Sections of Interstate 20 west of Big Spring are closed following an overpass collapse late Tuesday evening.
The collapse occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday when an 18-wheeler struck beams supporting the FM 2566 overpass near the 170 mile marker of I-20.
Officials said the 18-wheeler first struck a guard rail, then over-corrected, sending it head-first into the support beams, which caused a section of the overpass to collapse onto the westbound lane of the interstate. A second 18-wheeler then struck the collapsed overpass.
Both drivers received minor injuries in the accident.
Glenn Stifflemire, group publisher for the Big Spring Herald and Sweetwater Reporter, is pleased to announce that effective Thursday, Rick Nunez will take on the role of general manager/advertising director at the Herald and will handle day to day management of the paper.
Before this promotion, Nunez served as group advertising director for both newspapers.
He will take on the leadership position in Big Spring that will be vacated by Stifflemire, who will stay on with the company, moving to Northern California to take over a group of newspapers that have recently been purchased.