Odessa Police Investigating Auto-Pedestrian Crash
DATE: May 16, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Auto-Pedestrian Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: May 16, 2019 at approximately 0937 hours
LOCATION: 5th & Dixie
A New Mexico woman is in critical condition following a major crash that occurred this morning in Central Odessa.
On May 16, 2019 at approximately 0937 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 5th and Dixie in reference to an auto-pedestrian crash.
Investigation revealed that a FedEx truck, being operated by Carlos Chaparro, 22 years of age, of Midland, was traveling eastbound on 5th Street and turned southbound onto Dixie.
A pedestrian, identified as Samantha Fleming, 37 years of age, of New Mexico, was attempting to walk eastbound across Dixie before being struck by the FedEx truck. Fleming was not at a crosswalk.
Fleming was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later air-lifted to Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries.
The investigation continues.