Intoxication Manslaughter Arrest Made in Accident that Killed Child 6/20/13
ODESSA - An arrest has been made in connection with a fatality crash that occurred in the 1900 block of South County Road West. Martina Deanda, date of birth, 04/08/90, was charged and arrested with Endangering a Child, Felony 2nd Degree. Investigators have also obtained an arrest warrant for Frankie Rubio Jr., date of birth, 08/30/89, for Intoxication Manslaughter, Felony 2nd Degree. Charges will not be filed against Bridgeman.
The Odessa Police Department and Fire Rescue responded to a major crash in the 1900 block of South County Road West. Investigators learned that a 2005 Red Peterbilt 18-Wheeler, driven by Derek L. Bridgeman, 28 years of age of Oklahoma, was exiting the Love’s Truck Stop onto the 1900 block of South County Road West. A 2005 Red Chevy Monte Carlo, being driven by Frankie Rubio Jr., 23 years of age of Odessa, was traveling North Bound in the 1900 block of South County Road West. The Monte Carlo collided with the Peterbilt 18-Wheeler.
The Front-Right passenger of the Monte Carlo was identified as Martina Deanda, 23 years of age of Odessa. A male infant identified as Frankie Rubio III, 2 years of age of Odessa, was not properly secured in a child safety restraint car seat. Frank Rubio III was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced deceased due to injuries sustained in the crash.
Frank Rubio Jr. and Deanda were both transported to Medical Center Hospital with Non-life threatening injuries. Bridgeman received no injuries as a result of the crash and was not transported to the hospital.