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Man in Critical Condition Following Major Accident

An Odessa man is in critical condition following an early morning crash in the 1300 block of West 8th Street.
ODESSA -- An Odessa man is in critical condition following an early morning crash in the 1300 block of West 8th Street. Tuesday morning, the Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 8th and Kelly in reference to a rollover crash. Report shows a maroon 2008 Ford F-250 with 4 people riding was traveling westbound in the 1300 block of West 8th Street; as a black 2010 Dodge Challenger, being operated by Juan Porras, 24 years of age, was also traveling the same way.

Investigators believe Porras failed to control speed and drive in a single marked lane and struck the F-250, causing Porras to be ejected from the Challenger as it flipped over on its top. Police say Porras was not wearing his seat-belt. He was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries. Next of kin has been notified. None of the occupants from the F-250 were injured.

No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is ongoing.
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