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Odessa Police Investigating Double Fatality in Northwest Odessa

Post Date:07/12/2019 8:28 AM

DATE: July 12, 2019
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: July 11, 2019 at approximately 1734 hours
LOCATION: 2800 Block of West 42nd Street

Two people are dead following a major crash that occurred last night in Northwest Odessa.

On July 11, 2019 at approximately 1734 hours, Odessa Police responded to 42nd Street and Kermit Highway in reference to a major crash.

Investigation revealed that a maroon Kia Optima, being operated by Veronica Garza, 38 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound in the 2800 block of West 42nd Street. The passenger of the Kia Optima was later identified as Gabriel Montoya, 38 years of age, of Odessa.

Investigation revealed that Garza was traveling at a very high rate of speed and hit a curb before losing control and striking a parked 18-wheeler in the Stripes parking lot.

Both Garza and Montoya were pronounced deceased on scene. Next of kin were notified and there were no reports of any other injuries.

The investigation continues.


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