Odessa Police Investigating Major Crash in Northwest Odessa
DATE: November 4, 2019
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Major Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: November 4, 2019 at approximately 1154 hours
LOCATION: 1300 Block of West University
An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred this morning in Northwest Odessa.
On November 4, 2019 at approximately 1154 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to University and North County Road West in reference to a major crash.
A blue Chevrolet Silverado, being operated by Jose Carrasco, 64 years of age, of Odessa, was stopped at a red light in the 1300 block of West University.
A brown Buick Encore, being operated by Ronald Green, 73 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of West University and struck the Silverado from behind.
Green backed up and then exited his vehicle while it was still in reverse. Green’s vehicle knocked him down and then ran over him before striking a third unidentified vehicle. The driver of the third vehicle fled the scene before officers arrived.
Green was transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin were notified and there were no reports of any other injuries. The cause of death is still under investigation and the decedent will be sent to Lubbock for an autopsy.
Anyone with information in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department Traffic Division or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference Case #19-36051.