Victim identified in West Loop 338 crash

ODESSA -- Odessa police are investigating a crash that left one person dead on Wednesday morning.

The victim has been identified as Oscar Ortiz, 24, of Odessa.

According to the Odessa Police Department, their officers responded to a crash at I-20 and West Loop 228 at 5:34 a.m.

When police arrived at the scene they found a crash involving a Dodge Ram and a Kia Forte.

The driver of the Forte, Ortiz, passed away at the scene. The driver of the Ram, 23-year-old Carlos Gonzales, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

An investigation of the crash revealed that Gonzalez was traveling northbound on Southwest Loop 338 as Ortiz was traveling southbound.

Police say that the two vehicles crashed into each other head-on.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.