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Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Northeast Odessa

Post Date:02/28/2019 4:59 PM

DATE: February 28, 2019
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: February 28, 2019 at approximately 1400 hours
LOCATION: 42nd Street & Preston Smith

An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred this afternoon in Northeast Odessa.

On February 28, 2019 at approximately 1400 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 42nd and Preston Smith in reference to a major crash. Investigation revealed that a white Ford van, being operated by Angelo Rodriguez, 33 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound on 42nd Street.

A gray Ford Mustang, being operated by Jean Ann Emmons, 79 years of age, of California, was traveling eastbound on 42nd Street and attempted to turn northbound onto Preston Smith. The front passenger of the Mustang was identified as Ronald Parks, 80 years of age, of Odessa.

Investigation revealed that Emmons failed to yield the right of way and was struck by the van while attempting to turn left. Emmons was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Parks was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin have been notified.

There were no reports of any other injuries and the investigation continues.


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