James Lee Frederick Dies in Head-On Collision

A head-on collision in Lipscomb County involving a car and a tractor–trailer left one man dead on Monday.

The accident happened at about 7:10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 60 about six miles west of Higgins.

Texas Department of Public Safety said an oil rig worker, James Lee Frederick, 44, of Higgins, was traveling east in a 1993 Buick Roadmaster. He fell asleep and glided into the westbound lane and then slammed into a 2012 Kenworth truck towing a flatbed trailer.

Frederick was taken to Northwest Texas Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 10:03 a.m.

The truck driver, Tristan Lee Collier, and passenger Jared Wayne Mueller, both of Woodward, Okla., were not injured in the accident.

All three people were wearing their seatbelts.