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Odessa—Oscar Brito Ortiz Dies Following a Two-Vehicle on West Loop 338

Posted on Sunday, February 17th, 2019 at 11:21 pm    

A fatal head-on collision on West Loop 338 took the life of a 24-year-old man on West Loop 338, early Wednesday morning.

The Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a major wreck at around 5:34 a.m. on West Loop 338. A preliminary investigation shows that a red 2008 Dodge Ram was heading north on the roadway when, for yet unknown reasons, it collided head on with a black 2018 Kia Forte. Details surrounding the accident are unclear at this time.

The driver of the Kia Forte, identified as 24-year-old Oscar Brito Ortiz, died in the process. Meanwhile, the driver of the Dodge Ram, identified as 23-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, sustained non-life threatening injuries. Gonzalez was rushed to Medical Center Hospital for treatment. His condition remains unknown.

No charges have been made as the investigation is still in progress.

We express our deepest condolences to the family and relatives of the deceased victim. May God grant you the strength you need to get through this difficult moment in your life. We also pray for the recovery of the injured driver.

According to statistics, at least one person dies from a car accident every two minutes. Most common causes of Texas car accidents include unsafe lane change, following too closely or tailgating, failing to yield, and speeding.

Bad driving habits are the greatest cause of a fatal crash. It can be lethal to the person behind the wheel, as well as the drivers on the road. Drivers who do not use their signal to change lanes or those who do not secure their blind spots before shifting direction are more likely to be involved in an accident. Some of the most dangerous driving habits include speeding, unsafe lane change, tailgating, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a car accident with a negligent driver, you have a right to fair compensation for the trauma you experienced and the injuries you have suffered.


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