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Christmas Tragedy Leaves Two People Dead After Car-Pedestrian Accident

Zora Asberry
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Two people were involved in a deadly car-pedestrian accident on the night of Christmas. The accident happened near the intersection of 16th Street and Redondo Avenue in Odessa. 

The people involved in the accident were 68-year-old Donald Williams and 47-year-old Kelly Morton. The family believes that Donald may have been attempting to save the life of Morton, which ended up with Donald losing his.

Janis Williams, ex-wife of Donald Williams, said, "Amber called me from Big Spring and said that her dad had gotten hit by a car and that he didn't make it. And I said, what are you talking about, your dad? She said, yes mom verify this and I just kept saying no, no this can't be true. What was he doing over there at this time of night? No, not Don." 

The two were on the way to a nearby convenience store when they were hit but Donald's family says that he may have gone out a hero.

"What everybody thinks is that he was trying to stop her and pull her back, and when he did that, the car hit him also," Janis said.

The family is devastated at this time, as they had seen Donald just hours before his tragic accident.

"We're feeling just incredible sadness. Just sadness and my thoughts went out to my kids," Janis said.

Earlier in the day, Donald had celebrated Christmas morning with Janis, their children and their grandchildren and seemed to be in a good mood before he left.

"You know he was happy. He got out of the car and he was getting his gifts. He had gotten his soda and went in the house and that's the last time I saw him," Janis said.

The family is in need of financial help at this time but the thing they would value most is "Your prayers, your prayers will help more than anything because God knows the situation and he will make a way. He always does," Janis said.

The family has setup a "Go Fund Me" Account to help with funeral costs. For more information on how to donate you can visit http://gofundme.com/jbx144
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