Pedestrian Killed in Early Morning Accident East of Notrees

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

NEAR NOTREES - A pedestrian was killed in an early morning accident east of Notrees on Saturday.

DPS officials tell NewsWest 9, 67-year-old Cruz Gomez of Odessa, was walking westbound on Highway 302 just before 3:00 Saturday morning. 

A 1999 Ford SUV driven by Luz Gonzales was also heading westbound on Highway 302 and struck Gomez as he was walking.

According to the report, the SUV continued driving into Winkler County.

Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene by the Medical Examiner's office.

At this time, it's not clear if this was a hit and run accident or if the driver was not aware that they hit a person.