Odessa College Press Release
A 20-year old Odessa College student died Saturday night after suffering major injuries in an automobile accident while traveling from Odessa to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.
Terriah Kerla Cooper of Brooklyn, New York, was traveling eastbound on Interstate Highway 20 with two other Odessa College students when their vehicle was involved in a collision with an eighteen-wheel truck near the Interstate 20/Interstate 30 traffic interchange in Parker County. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers, the Willow Park Fire Department, and Lifecare EMS responded to the accident, which resulted in the closure of Interstate 20 for several hours.
Cooper was a sophomore at Odessa College, pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in General Studies. She joined the OC Wranglers Women's Varsity Basketball Team in the Summer of 2013, and was a valuable addition to the team. Her two companions in the vehicle, AJ Daniels and Jazmin Drew, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash, and were transported to a hospital in Fort Worth for treatment. AJ Daniels has since been released. Jazmin Drew is still undergoing treatment. Daniels, a sophomore from Little Rock is a member of the 2014-2015 OC Wranglers Women's Basketball Team. Drew, from Fort Worth, was a member of the team during the 2013-2014 season and graduated from OC with an Associates of Arts Degree in General Studies on Saturday.
The entire Odessa College family wishes to express its deepest sympathy to Terriah Cooper's family for their terrible and untimely loss.