Fatal Accident Near I-20 and Lufkin Rd. in Odessa 5/8/13
UPDATE: 3:20 P.M.
Odessa Police responded to a motor vehicle crash in the 7900 block of the Interstate 20 Service Road at approximately 6:39 this morning.
Upon arrival emergency responders identified Arthur Lynn Rios, date of birth 11/23/1971, as the deceased driver of a 2007 Hyundai Accent.
Rios was traveling eastbound on the north service road of Interstate 20 when he was struck by a tractor trailer exiting a private drive.
The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured and there were no passengers in either vehicle.
No charges have been filed at this time and the Odessa Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing their investigation. No further information is available at this time.
Around 6:05 A.M., a silver Hyundai traveling eastbound on the north service road as an 18-wheeler pulled out and had to swing wide, at which point, the Hyundai collided with the 18-wheeler.
OPD states that the driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead on the scene. Next of kin are being notified. Charges are pending.