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Man involved in early August crash passes away

(Source: David Boddorf) (Source: David Boddorf)
(Source: David Boddorf) (Source: David Boddorf)
ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

Odessa Police says a California man that was sent to the hospital after a crash involving a semi-truck died.

Brent Decker, 55, of California, was pronounced dead on Thursday around noon.

Odessa Police responded to I-20 and Grant at on August 4, in reference to a major crash.  

According to OPD, Decker was driving westbound in the 700 block of I-20. Reinaldo Ortiz, 45, of Humble, Texas, was driving a Peterbilt tractor trailer in the same direction.

According to David Boddorf, a witness, Decker’s car was hit by the tractor trailer, causing it to spin from the left lane to the right lane, hit the guardrail, then spinning back to left lane.

Boddorf also says at some point, Decker was ejected from the car and were dragged under the semi about 100 yards.

OPD is continuing their investigation of the crash.

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