Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that killed 2 and sent 3 to the hospital in critical condition. Leo Andre Flores, 22 years of age, has been charged with 2 counts of Intoxication Manslaughter “Felony 2”, 3 counts of Intoxication Assault “Felony 3”, 2 counts of Fail to Stop & Render Aid “Felony 2”, 3 counts of Fail to Stop & Render Aid “Felony 3”, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle “State Jail Felony”, and Evading “Class A Misdemeanor”.
On June 22, 2021 at approximately 2328 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to Grandview and Cumberland in reference to a 4-vehicle crash. Investigation revealed that a white Chevrolet Silverado, being operated by Leo Flores, was traveling northbound in the 1400 block of North Grandview. Flores failed to control speed and struck the back of a Hyundai Santa Fe, causing it to roll over and strike a parked Dodge Ram. The Chevrolet Silverado continued before striking a Toyota Highlander head-on.
The driver of the Toyota Highlander was identified as Heriberto Hernandez, 55 years of age. The two passengers of the Toyota Highlander were identified as Laura Brown, 55 years of age and Steven Brown, 27 years of age. Heriberto Hernandez and Laura Brown were pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin were notified. Steven Brown was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. All three occupants of the Highlander were from Odessa.
The two occupants of the Hyundai Santa Fe were identified as Enrique Garcia Rubio, 38 years of age and Cynthia Leyva, 41 years of age. Both occupants were transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. Leo Flores left the scene of the crash and later evaded officers on foot. Investigation revealed that Flores was intoxicated and that the Chevrolet Silverado had been reported stolen. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Flores was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.
Leo Andre Flores