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UPDATE: Officials Release Names of Victims Involved in Fatal Accident in Odessa

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - DPS Officials have released the names of the victims involved in the fatal accident that occurred on Loop 338 and Yukon in Odessa on Tuesday morning.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, 56-year-old Fernando Portillo of Tumble, Texas, 57-year-old Michael Vonesh of Pearland, Texas and 34-year-old Jose Ponce of Canutillo, Texas, died in the crash.

The other victims have been identified as:

  • 44-year-old Eloy Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas (listed in serious condition)
  • 35-year-old Gerardo Villarreal of Florence, Texas (listed in critical condition)
  • 39-year-old Gernaro Duarte of San Antonio, Texas (listed in critical condition)
  • 39-year-old Oscar Caballero (listed in good condition)
  • 49-year-old Jose Torres-Villarreal of Del Rio, Texas (listed in good condition)
  • 24-year-old Dequinten Pratt of San Antonio, Texas (listed in good condition)
  • 38-year-old James Headley of Verbana, Alabama (listed in good condition)

The accident involved a passenger van and a pickup truck.

Details as to how the accident happened have not yet been released.

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