One Killed, One Arrested After Hit and Run Accident in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - One man is dead and another behind bars after a fatal hit and run accident in Odessa.

The accident happened around 2:15 a.m. Sunday morning near the intersection of JBS Parkway and 42nd Street.

Police say for some reason, 24-year-old Jorge Chavira was trying to get into his car that was parked in the road.

That's when a white Saturn SUV struck and killed Chavira but the driver fled the scene.

During their investigation, police obtained an arrest warrant for 22-year-old Edgar Marquez Valenzuela.

He later turned himself in to Odessa Police.

We're told Valenzuela is in the process of being booked into jail.

He's now facing charges of failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony.