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DPS identifies Odessa man killed in Andrews County crash

Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 10:53 AM CDT
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ANDREWS COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - One person was killed, and another person was hurt in a crash in Andrews County on Monday.

The victim has been identified as Hector Murua, 42, of Odessa.

According to DPS, troopers responded to a crash on State Highway 115, four miles southwest of Andrews, at 11:28 a.m. on Monday.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a crash involving two 18-wheelers.

One driver, identified as Murua, died at the scene. The other driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that both 18-wheelers were traveling southwest on the highway. DPS says that Murua slowed down to make a right turn when he was hit by the other truck.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts at the time.

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