Arrest Made Following Deadly Motorcycle Accident in Odessa
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ODESSA – One person has been arrested following a motorcycle accident Saturday morning in Odessa.
The accident happened in the 6800 block of East Highway 80 just after 10 a.m.
Police were called to the location in reference to a hit and run accident.
An investigation revealed that a 1998 Suzuki motorcycle, being driven by 71-year-old Donovan Renshaw, Jr., was traveling westbound in the outside lane of Highway 80 while a 2004 Chevrolet Suburban made an unsafe lane change and hit the motorcycle.
Renshaw was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.
The driver of the Chevrolet Suburban, 22-year-old Brent Chaffin, fled the scene but was later caught by police.
We're told further investigation revealed that Chaffin was intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol.
Chaffin has been arrested and charged with failure to stop and render aid as well as intoxication manslaughter.