Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Southwest Odessa
DATE: July 28, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: July 28, 2019 at approximately 0526 hours
LOCATION: 4700 Block of West IH-20
A Kermit man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Southwest Odessa.
On July 28, 2019 at approximately 0526 hours, Odessa Police responded to IH-20 and FM 1936 in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a black 2005 Ford F-150, was being operated by Juan Dedios Orona III, 25 years of age, of Kermit. Orona entered the westbound lanes of IH-20 from the ramp before crossing all lanes of traffic and striking the protected median barrier. The F-150 then began to roll and Orona was ejected before being struck by other vehicles.
Orona was pronounced deceased on scene by the Ector County Medical Examiner. Next of kin have been notified and there were no reports of any other injuries.
The investigation continues.