Update: One killed in major crash on Odessa highway

Crash happened at Mercer and South Highway 385
OPD on the scene of a 'major crash' in south Odessa Friday morning
OPD on the scene of a 'major crash' in south Odessa Friday morning(Odessa Police Department)
Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 8:23 AM CST
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From Odessa Police: On November 12th, 2021 at approximately 0722 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to South 385 and Mercer regarding a major accident.

The investigation revealed that a gray 2015 Ford Focus 4-door passenger car, operated by Jordan Surber of Odessa, was traveling southbound in the inside lane of south 385 approaching Mercer.

A silver Peterbilt pulling a flat bed trailer, being operated by William Sissney of Oklahoma, was ahead of the gray Ford in the crossover lane attempting to turn east onto Mercer.

Mr. Surber failed to control speed to avoid the crash. The front left of the Focus impacted the right rear of the semi-trailer. Mr. Surber was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin have been notified. The investigation continues.


The Odessa Police Department is reporting a ‘major crash’ near the intersection of Mercer and S Highway 385 in Odessa.

OPD posted on Facebook saying that all southbound traffic on Hwy. 385 will be closed at the south service road of I-20.

Please take alternate routes and avoid the area.

No word on any injuries at this time.

We will continue to update this story as it develops.

Major accident Odessa Police and Odessa Fire rescue are investigating a Major crash at south 385 and Mercer. All south...

Posted by Odessa Police Department on Friday, November 12, 2021

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