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Two People Killed in Two Wrecks

Two seperate accidents this weekend killed two people.
MIDLAND / ODESSA -- Two seperate accidents this weekend killed two people.

Here's the full press release from Midland Police:

One man was declared deceased at the scene of an accident near Highway 191 and FM 1788.

Midland Police and Fire Departments responded to a two-vehicle accident at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the 12200 block of West Highway 191. An investigation into the accident revealed that a 2007 Volkswagen Jetta was headed eastbound on the north service road of Highway 191, which was the wrong direction on a one-way street, when it struck a 2011 Ford Taurus head-on. The driver of the Volkswagen, who was the only occupant, died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

The driver of the Ford Taurus, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was transported to Midland Memorial with minor injuries. Intoxication of the driver of the Volkswagen is being investigated as a possible factor in the collision. Next of kin has not been notified.



Here's the full press release from Odessa Police:

DATE: January 18, 2014           
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatality Crash
DATE/TIME REPORTED: January 17, 2014 at approximately 2216 hours
LOCATION: 10000 Blk of E. IH-20
SUMMARY:

On this date and time, the Odessa Police Department and Fire Rescue responded to Faudree Road and E. IH-20 in reference to a major crash involving a single vehicle rollover.

Investigation revealed that a Lincoln Mercury-Grand Marquis, was driven by a Gabriel Garcia, 38 years of age, out of Roma, TX.  Investigation revealed that he was traveling eastbound, failed to control his speed, going in to a side skid, causing him to rollover. Vehicle continued rolling across the westbound lanes of traffic and coming to rest in the middle of the north service road of IH-20. 

Mr. Garcia was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected.  Midland County Justice of the Peace pronounced Mr. Garcia deceased on scene. 

Next of kin has been notified.


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