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2 dead following 4-vehicle accident in I-20 near East Loop 338

Two people are dead following a four-vehicle accident in Ector County Wednesday morning.

ECTOR COUNTY, TX (KWES) - Two people are dead following a four-vehicle accident in Ector County Wednesday morning.

The accident occurred around 9:49 a.m. on I-20 near East Loop 338, one mile east of Odessa.

A 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 towing a trailer was traveling west on I-20 as traffic was stalled. The driver Samie Whittington, 68, failed to control his speed and rammed into the 2017 Nissan Sentra in front of him.

This caused a chain reaction, involving four vehicles in the process.

The driver and passenger of the Nissan Sentra, Ivan Dominguez-Jaimes, 42 of McKinney, Texas and Kewalkumar Vyas, 43, of Katy Texas, were both pronounced dead on scene.

Both the Sentra and the Dodge Ram caught on fire after the impact.

The other drivers, driving a 2017 Ford F-250 pickup towing a trailer and 2016 Ford-F550 truck, were reportedly not injured.