Odessa Man Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa man dies after a car wreck, more than a week ago.

Police say 20-year-old Jesse Duarte was behind the wheel.

No word yet if Duarte will face stiffer charges.

Right now he's accused of failing to stop and render aid.

Police say 21-year-old Luis Tijerina was a passenger in Duarte's truck that crashed into a car.

Tijerina was later found by police in the parking lot of Floyd Gwin Park.

Officers say Duarte and the other car crashed on 10th and Eidson, then everyone jumped out and fled the scene.

Tijerina was taken to the hospital and died on Tuesday.