I-20 Major Crash 12/15/13
December 15, 2013
ODESSA – Early this morning OPD officers responded to the 700 block of East I-20 in reference to a Major Crash. Investigation revealed that a 2013 Red Freighliner 18-wheeler, being driven by Bocanegra Ramirez 38 YOA, was traveling westbound in the 700 block of East I-20. A 2006 Silver Kia Rio, being driven by Esteban Luna 24 YOA, was traveling westbound directly behind the 18-wheeler. Ramirez claimed that Luna rear-ended his 18-wheeler. Luna claimed that Ramirez made an unsafe lane change, causing the accident. Due to conflicting stories, neither party was cited.
While Ramirez and Luna were waiting for officers and Odessa Fire Rescue to respond, a 2011 Green Ford F-350, being driven by James Coots 51 YOA, was traveling westbound in the 700 block of East I-20 and struck the Kia Rio, causing the Kia Rio to go into the ditch and then the F-350 hit a guardrail. There were no reports of any injuries.