Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Crash in North Odessa
DATE: January 30, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 30, 2019 at approximately 1530 hours
LOCATION: 87th Street & Andrews Highway
An Odessa woman is dead and two children are in critical condition following a major crash that occurred this afternoon in North Odessa.
On January 30, 2019 at approximately 1530 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 87th Street and Andrews Highway in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a silver Toyota 4Runner, being operated by Maylin Gabriela Melo Perez, 36 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound on 87th Street. The two passengers of the 4Runner were identified as a 2-year-old male and 6-year-old male.
A black H2 Hummer, being operated by Martina Nabarrete Banuelos, 54 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling northbound on Andrews Highway. Investigation revealed that Melo Perez failed to yield the right of way before being struck by the Hummer.
Melo Perez was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin were notified. Both passengers of the 4Runner were transported to Medical Center Hospital and later air-lifted to Lubbock with life-threatening injuries. Martina Nabarrete Banuelos was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation continues.