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Odessa Police Investigating Fatality Crash at 2nd & Harless

Post Date:03/09/2018 8:18 PM

DATE: March 9, 2018
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatality Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: March 9, 2018 at approximately 1841 hours
LOCATION: 2nd & Harless
UPDATE:

The driver of the Malibu has been identified as Catarina Lara, 82 years of age, of Odessa. The front passenger of the Malibu has been identified as Lucio Lara, 82 years of age, of Odessa. The driver of the F-250 has been identified as Mark Gonzales, 45 years of age, of Odessa. Next of kin have been notified and the investigation continues.

ORIGINAL SUMMARY:

One person is dead and another in critical condition following a major crash that occurred this evening in Southwest Odessa.

On March 9, 2018 at approximately 1841 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 2nd and Harless in reference to a major crash.

Investigation revealed that a black Ford F-250 was traveling westbound in the 2400 block of West 2nd Street. A silver Chevrolet Malibu, occupied two times, was stopped at the stop sign in the 200 block of North Harless.

Investigation revealed that the driver of the Malibu failed to yield the right of way and was struck by the F-250. The driver of the Malibu was pronounced deceased on scene and the passenger was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

There were no reports of any other injuries. All of the names of those involved will be released as soon as next of kin has been notified.

The investigation continues.

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