Odessa Police Investigating Major Crash in Southwest Odessa
DATE: January 12, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Major Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 12, 2019 at approximately 0447 hours
LOCATION: IH-20 & West Loop 338
An Odessa woman is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southwest Odessa.
On January 12, 2019 at approximately 0447 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to IH-20 and West Loop 338 in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a Chevrolet Traverse, being operated by Erica Carrillo, 31 years of age, was traveling westbound and entering the IH-20 from the ramp.
A 2018 Kenworth with a flatbed trailer, being operated by Curtis Martin, 56 years of age, was traveling westbound on IH-20 in the outside lane.
A 2019 UPS Freightliner, being operated by Ignacio Olea Jr., 75 years of age, was traveling westbound on IH-20 in the inside lane. The front passenger of the Freightliner was identified as Casey Hoffman, 43 years of age.
Investigation revealed that Carrillo entered the IH-20 and cut across both westbound lanes before being struck by the UPS Freightliner. The Kenworth never made contact with the Freightliner or the Traverse.
Carrillo was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries and the investigation continues.