Victim Identified in Fatal Pedestrian Accident UPDATE 5:02PM 8/16/13
The victim of the fatal pedestrian accident has been identified as 54-year-old James Granger Jr., according to Odessa Police
ODESSA - On August 15, 2013 at approximately 2202 hours, Officers responded to the 4100 block of East Loop 338 in reference to a Car Pedestrian Crash. Investigation revealed that a 2010 White Ford F-350 was traveling southbound in the 4100 block of East Loop 338 in the outside lane and a pedestrian, W/M, not in a crosswalk, failed to yield the right-of-way, running eastbound in front of the truck. The Ford-F-150 attempted to swerve out of the way but unfortunately struck the pedestrian with the trucks front-right.
The pedestrian was transported by Odessa Fire Squad-3 to Medical Center Hospital – ER, where hospital personnel advised that the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries.
Next of kin has not been notified as of this time; and names are not being released until next of kin has been notified.
Investigation continues but no charges will be filed.