Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Crash in South Odessa
DATE: March 20, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: March 19, 2020 at approximately 1608 hours
LOCATION: 1200 Block of East IH-20
On March 19, 2020 at approximately 1608 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to IH-20 and Grant in reference to a major crash involving an 18-wheeler.
Investigation revealed that a black Dodge truck, being operated by Ricky Enriquez, 26 years of age, of Odessa, was stopped facing westbound on IH-20 for construction ahead.
A white Jaguar, being operated by Manuel Rodriguez, 40 years of age, of Decatur, Texas, was traveling westbound on IH-20, directly behind the Dodge truck. The passenger of the Jaguar was later identified as Amber Sahagun, 39 years of age, of Decatur, Texas.
An 18-wheeler, being operated by Ranjit Singh, 42 years of age, of New York, was traveling westbound on IH-20, directly behind the Jaguar. Investigation revealed that Singh failed to control speed and struck the back of the Jaguar, causing the Jaguar to strike the back of the Dodge truck.
Amber Sahagun was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin have been notified. Manuel Rodriguez was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries.
The investigation continues.