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Odessa Police Investigating Major Crash in Southwest Odessa

Post Date:03/25/2020 5:46 PM

DATE: March 25, 2020
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: March 25, 2020 at approximately 0102 hours
LOCATION: West 8th Street & West Loop 338

An Odessa man is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southwest Odessa.

On March 25, 2020 at approximately 0102 hours, an OPD officer observed a silver Chrysler 300 traveling westbound in the 2500 block of West 8th Street at a high rate of speed. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle refused to stop and continued westbound on 8th Street. The officer terminated the stop and the vehicle later crashed into a pole located on the Northeast corner of 8th Street and West Loop 338.

The driver of the Chrysler was identified as Anthony Maldonado, 18 years of age, of Odessa. Maldonado was transported to a local hospital and later air-lifted to a hospital in Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries and the investigation continues.

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