One Killed, One Injured in Ector County Accident

One Killed, One Injured in Ector County Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - One person was killed and another was injured after an accident in Ector County on Tuesday afternoon.

The accident happened on County Road Yukon about five miles east of Odessa and the wreck involved a NewsWest 9 photographer.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, a 2010 Toyota Scion XD was traveling westbound on Yukon when the vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected and went into a side skid. The Scion then crossed into the eastbound lane and hit a 2001 Saturn SL1 traveling eastbound.

The driver of the Saturn, 61-year-old Robert Kounce of Midland was killed in the accident. The driver of the Toyota Scion XD, 28-year-old Jerome Chavez, who is a NewsWest 9 photographer and was driving a NewsWest 9 vehicle to a story, was injured in the accident.

Chavez was taken to Medical Center Hospital for his injuries where he will be undergoing surgery on Wednesday.