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Man arrested, accused of intentionally causing rollover in Odessa

Thomas Rivera (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center) Thomas Rivera (Source: Ector County Law Enforcement Center)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

One man is behind bars accused of intentionally causing a rollover.

Odessa police said officers were called out to East Loop 338 and Business 20 in reference to a major crash.

When officers arrived, they spoke with an 18-year-old female and her boyfriend, Thomas Rivera, 19.

Police said an investigation revealed that after the girlfriend and Rivera got into an argument, Rivera intentionally turned the steering wheel toward the curb of the off ramp, causing the vehicle to roll over.

According to the report, the 18-year-old stated that she was scared and that she believed Rivera was trying to kill her.

The female and Rivera were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Rivera was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, family violence.

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