One person killed, four others hurt in overnight crash along I-20

Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 11:40 AM CDT
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ECTOR COUNTY, Texas (KOSA) - A young woman was killed and four people were hurt a car rolled and crashed last night.

The victim has been identified as Sarah Cortez, 22, of Odessa.

According to DPS, troopers responded to a crash on I-20 at mile marker 111, three miles west of Odessa, at 12:02 a.m.

When troopers arrived at the scene, they found a crash involving a Honda Accord.

The driver and three passengers were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. A fourth passenger, identified as Cortez, died at the scene.

A preliminary investigation of the crash revealed that the Accord had a flat tire, which caused the driver to lose control.

DPS says that four people who were in the car, including Cortez, were not wearing their seat belts at the time.

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