Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Northeast Odessa
DATE: January 9, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 8, 2019 at approximately 1549 hours
LOCATION: 5000 Block of East 52nd Street
A Midland woman is dead and a Midland man is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred yesterday in Northeast Odessa.
On January 8, 2019 at approximately 1549 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 5000 block of East 52nd Street in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a blue Ford Mustang, being operated by Greg Brian Young, 45 years of age, of Midland, was traveling westbound in the 5000 block of East 52nd Street. The passenger of the Mustang was identified Jennifer Marie Gallegos, 35 years of age, of Midland.
Investigation revealed that the Mustang passed vehicles in the center turn lane at a high rate of speed and lost control before leaving the roadway. The Mustang rolled several times in a field and Gallegos was ejected from the vehicle.
Gallegos was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Young was also transported to Medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury. Next of kin have been notified.
The investigation is ongoing.