A 20-year-old Midland man was discovered dead at a Hess lease approximately 4/10 of a mile south of 62-180 Tuesday.

Daniel Sauls and a co-worker were cleaning up a pipeline right of way. Both were employed by AAW services out of Midland, TX. Sauls was working with a weed eater and was last seen between 11:00a.m. and 11:30a.m. The co-worker went to check on Sauls at approximately 3:00 p.m. and discovered the 4-wheeler had turned over on him.

Authorities arrived after getting a 911 call and Sauls was discovered to be deceased. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Gaines County Justice of the Peace, Tammy Clark.