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One Killed, Three Injured in Morning Accident in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An early morning accident took the life of an Odessa man and injured three others.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning at the intersection of Hwy 385 and Cottonwood in Ector County.

DPS officials tell NewsWest 9 30-year-old Ruben Hernandez was at a stop sign at Cottonwood when he failed to yield the right of way as he entered the intersection.

His Oldsmobile was then hit by a Dodge truck.

A passenger in the Oldsmobile, 34-year-old Nester Garza of Odessa, was taken to Medical Center Hospital where he died a short time after. 

According to the crash report, Garza was not wearing a seat belt.

Hernandez is at MCH with internal injuries but he's in fair condition.

Two people from Andrews who were in the truck were also injured. 

27-year-old Samantha Valenzuela and 6-year-old Tyson Valenzuela are both at MCH in good condition.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

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