Odessa Man Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Accident

Odessa Man Killed in Weekend Motorcycle Accident

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA – An Odessa man is dead following a weekend motorcycle accident in Odessa.

The accident happened at West Loop 338 and Highway 80 on Sunday just after 7:30 p.m.

DPS Troopers tell NewsWest 9, the motorcycle was traveling west on Highway 80 in the inside lane when a big rig was exiting a private drive to turn east on Highway 80.

That's when the driver of the motorcycle applied the brakes and lost control causing the motorcycle to slide on its side.

The motorcycle driver, 33-year-old Refugio Gomez Yanez, fell off the motorcycle and made contact with the front left portion of the big rig.

Yanez was pronounced dead at the scene.