It happened Friday, around seven in the morning just north of Tulia on I-27.
Ramiro Rutiaga, Junior, 21, was on I-27, troopers say he was driving without his lights on.
That's when they say the driver of an 18-wheeler didn't see Rutiaga and rear-ended him.
Rutiaga was thrown from the car, and died at the scene.
Troopers say he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.