New Charges Filed Against Hit and Run Suspect

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - The charges keep piling up for an Odessa man involved in a fatal hit and run.

20-year-old Jessie Duarte, Junior is now charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Police say he was behind the wheel last month when he crashed into a car.

He and the other driver ran from the scene.

A passenger in Duarte's truck was found dead in the parking lot of Floyd Gwinn Park.

Intoxication manslaughter is a felony charge.

Duarte remains behind bars in Odessa.