An UTPB student and Midland nurse died after the 2011 Hyundai she was driving hit the back of a freightliner truck late Sunday night.
According to the Department of Public Safety, Teireney Ja’Neike Miller, 20, was driving westbound on Interstate 20 near mile marker 148 in Midland County when she struck the back of the towing unit on a freightliner truck at around 11:24 p.m.
Miller was pronounced dead at 12:10 a.m. Monday by Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace George Zimmerman. She was wearing her seat belt at the time of the incident.
The truck driver from Houston was not injured.
Miller is the second local resident to have died in a traffic accident this month. On June 15th, seventeen year-old Greenwood High School graduate, Wendy Michelle Caldera, died in a collision on the Business 20 service road near the Interstate 20 intersection in east Midland County. Caldera, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, failed to yield at a stop sign and hit a Ford F250 pickup.
Miller was a student at UTPB and had enrolled in classes for the fall semester, according to UTPB spokeswoman Travis Woodward. Miller’s Facebook profile shows she turned 20 on Sunday and was a 2010 Lee High School graduate. While at Lee High School, she was a member of the track team and the Senior Girls Club. Lee Principal Stephanie Howard said Miller was a sweet girl and “our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.”