Charges Filed Against Teen For Causing Crash in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - 17-year-old Elvis Ortiz is looking at aggravated assault charges for causing this crash on south Dixie almost two weeks ago.

Police tell NewsWest 9, an officer spotted Ortiz without his seat belt and went to pull him over.

Before that could happen, Ortiz started driving faster, lost control and hit a car coming from the other direction.

The impact sent the second car into two parked cars and threw Ortiz from his car.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital but were not seriously hurt.