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DPS identifies driver killed in Odessa crash

Texas Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)
Texas Department of Public Safety patrol vehicle. (CBS 7 File Photo)(KOSA)
Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 11:50 AM CDT
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ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - One person was killed and another was hurt in a crash in Odessa on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Ted Wesson, 33, of Odessa.

According to DPS, troopers responded to a crash on Loop 338 at University around midnight.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a crash involving a Nissan and a Dodge Ram 5500.

The driver of the Nissan, identified as Wesson, died at the scene. His passenger was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Ram was not hurt in the crash.

According to DPS, the Nissan was traveling south on Loop 338 with the Ram traveling a short distance behind it.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that the Nissan tried to make a U-turn on the overpass when it was hit by the Ram.

DPS says that none of the three people involved in the crash were wearing a seat belt at the time.

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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