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UPDATE: 4-year-old child injured in Odessa crash taken to Dallas hospital

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ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

UPDATE: Odessa police tell us the four-year-old child that was taken to a Lubbock hospital is now in Dallas.

We're also told the wrong-way driver, Isidro Martinez, was released from the hospital on Thursday. 

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UPDATE: After investigation, Odessa Police have learned that the children in the crash were not properly restrained. 

No charges have been filed. The situation is still under investigation. 

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Odessa Police say the accident was caused by a wrong-way driver with a one-year-old and four-year-old inside the car.

Police investigation revealed that the wrong-way driver was identified as Isidro Martinez, 21, who was driving a gray Nissan Altima westbound in the 2800 block of east University Boulevard.

According to authorities, in order to avoid a collision, the driver of the white Chevrolet Silverado, Betty Stice, 70, veered right and struck the gray Ford Expedition, driven by Julie Berta, 34, causing Martinez to strike the Silverado head on.

We’re told Martinez was taken to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The 1-year-old and Stice were taken to Medical Center Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 4-year-old was taken to Medical Center Hospital and then later taken to Lubbock where he remains in critical condition.

There were no injuries reported in the third car involved. 

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The Odessa Police Department says there's an accident at the 2800 block of University Blvd as of about 1 p.m. on Wednesday. 

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