DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052119-OPD ARRESTS AND AUTO-PEDESTRIAN INVESTIGATION

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 21, 2019-ON MAY 18TH AT APPROXIMATELY 3:02 AM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO 42ND AND TANGLEWOOD IN REFERENCE TO A MAJOR CRASH. A WHITE CHEVROLET SILVERADO, OPERATED BY DANIEL TREVINO, 34 YEARS OF AGE, OF ODESSA, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET ATTEMPTING TO TURN SOUTHBOUND ONTO TANGLEWOOD. A BLACK CHEVROLET EQUINOX, OPERATED BY DANEL LOPEZ, JR., WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 42ND STREET. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT LOPEZ WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 42ND STREET AT A HIGH RATE OF SPEED AND SWERVED ACROSS THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES BEFORE STRIKING THE SILVERADO. TREVINO WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. DANIEL LOPEZ JR., WAS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO THE MAJOR CRASH AND CHARGED WITH INTOXICATION ASSAULT CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY INJURY 3RD DEGREE FELONY. ON MAY 17TH AT APPROXIMATELY 10:31 PM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO 42ND AND TANGLEWOOD IN REFERENCE TO A MAJOR CRASH INVOLVING A MOTORCYCLE. A YELLOW SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE OPERATED BY MCKAY VALDEZ, 36 YEARS OF AGE, OF ODESSA WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON 42ND STREET. A BLUE BMW 328i, OPERATED BY BENJAMIN RAMOS, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET AND ATTEMPTED TO TURN SOUTHBOUND ONTO TANGLEWOOD. RAMOS FAILED TO YIELD THE RIGHT OF WAY AND STRUCK THE MOTORCYCLE,, CAUSING VALDEZ TO BE EJECTED. VALDEZ WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND LATER AIR-LIFTED TO LUBBOCK WITH LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. RAMOS WAS FOUND TO BE INTOXICATED AND WAS ALSO FOUND TO BE IN POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA. THE INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE BMW HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN. BENJAMIN RAMOS INITALLY GAVE OFFICERS A FALSE NAME AND DATE OF BIRTH AND FURTHER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT HE HAD A SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE. BENJAMIN RAMOS, 35 YEARS OF AGE, HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH INTOXICATION ASSAULT CAUSING SERIOUS BODILY “FELONY 3”, UNAUTHORIZED USE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE “STATE JAIL FELONY”, FALSE IDENTIFICATION “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR”, POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA “CLASS B MISDEMEANOR” AND DWI “CLASS B MISEMEANOR” ON MAY 17TH AT APPROXIMATELY 10:24 PM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO UNIVERSITY AND GOLDER IN REFERENCE TO AN AUTO-PEDESTRIAN CRASH. A BLACK JEEP LIBERTY, OPERATED BY JOSE MANUEL SANCHEZ, 48 YEARS OF AGE, OF HOUSTON, WAS TRAVELING EASTBOUND IN THE 800 BLOCK OF WEST UNIVERSITY. A 60 YEAR OLD MALE ATTEMPTED TO RUN SOUTHBOUND ACROSS UNIVERSITY BEFORE BEING STRUCK BY THE JEEP LIBERTY. THE PEDESTRIAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL AND LATER PRONOUNCED DECEASED BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. NEXT OF KN HAVE NOT BEEN NOTIFIED. THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES.

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Author: Danny Barrera