Investigation Continues into the Death of a 65-Year-Old Veteran

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - There is still no word on what started a fire that killed 65-year-old Navy Veteran over the weekend.

Firefighters pulled Ronald Pruitt out of his burning trailer around four Sunday afternoon.

Officials say it didn't appear Pruitt had been burned, rather the smoke was too much and they couldn't revive him.

Pruitt did not have any children and had been bound to a wheelchair after being critically injured in a 2002 motorcyle accident.

He is the fifth person to die in a mobile home fire in West Odessa this year.