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Odessa – Jacob Hengtgen Died in Motorcycle vs Car Crash on East 8th Street

Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10:25 am    

The Odessa Police Department has released the name of the victim who died in a fatal auto collision on East 8th Street, Thursday evening.

According to initial reports, the fatality was identified as 21-year-old Jacob Hengtgen. He was a resident of Wisconsin.

Just before 10:00 p.m., a collision was reported at the 1900 East 8th Street. A Ford Mustang was seen leaving a private driveway when it collided with an eastbound Harley Davidson motorcycle as the Mustang attempted to make a turn towards 8th Street. The impact of the collision left the motorcycle rider, Jacob Hengtgen, with serious injuries. He was rushed to Medical Center Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. No one else was hurt in the crash.

Based on an initial preliminary investigation, the motorcycle was traveling at an unsafe speed.

No further details are available at this time.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. That is roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone. Driving while distracted, under the influence of alcohol, and at an unsafe speed are three most common causes of car accidents.

If you are a victim of a speeding collision, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there to help you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are always willing to help you in protecting your rights and getting you the justice that you deserve. They will also help you file a lawsuit and get fair and just compensation for the physical and emotional trauma you experienced.


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