DPS identifies men killed in fiery crash on I-20

Published: Jun. 7, 2021 at 11:12 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 5:11 PM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - Two men were killed in a crash along I-20 on Monday.

The victims have been identified as Jarod Clement, 23, and Lionso Rodriguez, 48, of Odessa.

According to DPS, troopers responded to a crash on I-20 east of East Loop 338 at 10:20 a.m.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a crash involving a Dodge Ram and an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the Ram, identified as Clement, and the passenger, identified as Rodriguez, died at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that both vehicles were traveling east on I-20. According to DPS, the 18-wheeler slowed down as it neared a construction zone and was hit from behind by the Ram.

The Ram then caught on fire.

DPS says that the crash remains under investigation.

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