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One dead after fatal crash in Ector County

23-year-old Amairany Flores, of Odessa, was killed in the four-vehicle crash on Feb. 6.
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ECTOR COUNTY, Texas — (Editor's note: This story has been updated with corrections following updated information released by the Department of Public Safety.)

One person was killed in a four-vehicle crash in Ector County around 2:20 a.m. on Feb. 6.

An investigation revealed that Socorro Mendoza, 58, was driving a Honda CRV eastbound on FM 2020. Alan Valenzuela, 24, was driving a GMC Acadia in the same direction with 23-year-old Amairany Flores as a passenger.

Valenzuela failed to control his speed and crashed into the back of Mendoza's car. Valenzuela's car then veered across the median into oncoming traffic and hit a Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 44-year-old Aidee Patino, head on.

Another GMC Acadia, driven by 30-year-old Khristen Myers, crashed into Valenzuela's car. 

Flores was pronounced dead at the scene. At last update, Patino and Valenzuela, were in serious condition at Medical Center Hospital.

Mendoza was treated at MCH and released, while Myers was not injured.

We will continue to update this story as we receive more information. The investigation is ongoing.

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