DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(102819A)-NIGHT TIME FATAL CRASH IN NORTHEAST ODESSA

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 28, 2019-ON OCTOBER 27TH AT APPROXIMATELY 11:11PM, ODESSA POLICE AND ODESSA FIRE RESCUE RESPONDED TO 42ND AND PRESTON SMITH IN REFERENCE TO A MAJOR CRASH INVOLVING THREE VEHICLES. A HYUNDAI SEDAN, OPERATED BY TIANA GARZA, 21 YEARS OF AGE, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET. A JEEP CHEROKEE OPERATED BY LUZ MARIA FLORES ANGULO, 35 YEARS OF AGE, OF MIDLAND, WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET, BEHIND THE HYUNDAI. THE PASSENGER OF THE JEEP CHEROKEE WAS IDENTIFIED AS LUIS FLORES, 38 YEARS OF AGE, OF MIDLAND AND THE PASSENGER OF THE HYUNDAI SEDAN WAS IDENTIFIED AS JOHNNY HINOJOS, 21 YEARS OF AGE. A FORD RAPTOR OPERATED BY EDGAR MENDOZA CRUZ WAS TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON 42ND STREET AT A VERY HIGH RATE OF SPEED. MENDOZA STRUCK THE JEEP CHEROKEE, CAUSING THE JEEP CHEROKEE TO STRIKE THE HYUNDAI SEDAN. LUZ MARIA FLORES ANGULO WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY AND LATER PRONOUNCED DECEASED BY MEDICAL PERSONNEL. NEXT OF KIN WERE NOTIFIED.LUIS FLORES WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS BODILY INJURY. JOHNNY HINOJOS WAS TRANSPORTED TO MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES. EDGAR MENDOZA CRUZ, 33 YEARS OF AGE WAS CHARGED AND ARRESTED WITH INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER “2ND DEGREE FELONY”, INTOXICATION ASSAULT “ 2ND DEGREE FELONY”, AND TWO COUNTS OF AGGRAVETED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON “2ND DEGREE FELONY.” CRUZ WAS TRASNPORTED TO THE ECTOR COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER. THIS IS DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS.

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Author: Danny Barrera