MIDLAND COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — James William Featherston, of Oglesby, Texas, has been identified as one of two people killed in a Wednesday morning vehicle crash in Midland County.

JW ‘Bubba’ Featherston, 38, was killed in a two-vehicle crash that also killed a big-rig driver – identified as Jose Alferez Castillo, 55, of Midland.


According to reports, Featherston was operating a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck on Texas 349 near East County Road 140 in Midland, when the vehicle came into contact with a semi-tractor operated by Castillo around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Both vehicles then burst into flames.

Both men were pronounced dead of blunt force and thermal injuries at the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


geo quick facts: Midland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. As of 2019, the population was 176,832. The county seat is Midland. The county is so named for being halfway between Fort Worth and El Paso on the Texas and Pacific Railway – Wikipedia.