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Odessa – Veronica Garza and Gabriel Montoya Died Following a Car Accident on 42nd St

Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 1:41 am    

Two people who died in a fatal vehicular collision on 42nd Street last Thursday evening have been identified by the Odessa Police Department.

According to police, a Kia Optima was seen heading west on 42nd Street near Kermit Highway when it struck a curb and crashed into an 18-wheeler truck in a nearby parking lot of Stripes. A preliminary investigation indicates that the Kia, driven by 38-year-old Veronica Garza, was traveling at an unsafe speed prior to the crash.

The impact of the collision seriously injured Garza and her passenger, identified as Gabriel Montoya, 38. They were pronounced deceased by emergency crews who responded to the scene.

Police ask that you avoid the area as they work to clear the wreck.

The crash remains under investigation by the Odessa Police Department.

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According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of the day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. So that is about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.

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