One Person Died, Another Harmed in Odessa Crash
ODESSA, TX (February 14, 2023) – One person died after a three-vehicle crash on Loop 338 on Wednesday evening, February 8.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, preliminary information revealed that 37-year-old Joseph Richard Autry of Odessa was driving a Kenworth truck southbound on Loop 338. He was stopped at the red light at the intersection of 8th Street.
39-year-old Jesse Vasquez of Odessa was driving a Dodge Ram southbound on Loop 338 with passenger, Felipe Oviedo-Castillo. The Ram rear-ended the Kenworth truck at the intersection.
The Ram then traveled across the intersection onto the northbound lanes and hit the trailer of a Freightliner driven by 42-year-old Samuel Rona of Laredo.
Oviedo-Castillo was ejected from the Ram and hit a Ford Escape driven by 39-year-old Rocky Enriquez Gonzales of Odessa.
Oviedo-Castillo was pronounced dead on scene by the Ector County Medical Examiner.
Officials transported Vasquez to Medical Center Hospital in stable condition. Autry, Rona and Gonzales were not injured.
It is currently unknown if Oviedo-Castillo wore a seat belt when the crash happened.
No other details are available.
We are extending our sympathies to the bereaved loved ones of Felipe Oviedo-Castillo.
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