A Fort Worth man died early Saturday morning in the Panhandle when he drove through a stop sign and was struck by an 18-wheeler, the Texas Department of Public Safety says.
Phillip Hilton, 39, was driving his 2011 Ford F-150 north on Farm Road 2203 shortly after 5 a.m. when he drove past the stop sign and was struck by a Peterbuilt semi being driven southwest on FM 119 in Dumas, about 50 miles north of Amarillo, the DPS said.
Hilton was pronounced dead at the scene, the DPS said.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, Salvador Granados-Villanueva, 40, of Dumas, was not injured, according to the DPS.
The DPS says the roads were dry and both men were wearing seat belts. No other vehicles were involved in the wreck, said the DPS, which is continuing to investigate.