Fourth victim dies following DUI crash in Odessa
ODESSA, Texas (KOSA) - UPDATE: A fourth person has died following last week’s deadly crash in Odessa.
The City of Odessa announced Thursday that Cynthia Leyva had died from injuries she suffered in the crash.
Enrique Garcia Rubio, 38, Heriberto Hernandez, 62, and Lauren Brown, 64, also died from injuries suffered in the crash.
UPDATE: A third person has died following Tuesday night’s deadly crash in Odessa.
City officials announced Thursday that 38-year-old Enrique Garcia Rubio had died from injuries suffered in the crash.
Heriberto Hernandez, 62, and Lauren Brown, 64, were also killed in the crash.
A man has been arrested for a crash that killed two people and sent three others to the hospital on Tuesday night.
Leo Andre Flores, 22, is facing the following charges:
- Two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter, a Second-Degree Felony
- Three counts of Intoxication Assault, a Third-Degree Felony
- Two counts of Fail to Stop & Render Aid, a Second-Degree Felony
- Three counts of Fail to Stop & Render Aid, a Third-Degree Felony
- Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, a State Jail Felony
- Evading, a Class A Misdemeanor
According to the Odessa Police Department, officers responded to the intersection of Grandview and Cumberland at 11:28 p.m. for a major crash.
When police arrived on the scene, they found a crash involving a Chevrolet Silverado, a Hyundai Santa Fe, a Dodge Ram and a Toyota Highlander.
The driver of the Highlander, 62-year-old Heriberto Hernandez, and one of his passengers, Lauren Brown, 64, died at the scene. Another passenger in the Highlander and two people in the Santa Fe were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
An investigation of the crash revealed that the Silverado, driven by Flores, crashed into the back of the Santa Fe, causing it to roll and hit the parked Dodge Ram. The Silverado continued before crashing into the Highlander head-on.
Police say that Flores left the scene and ran away from officers before being caught. Officers learned that Flores was intoxicated and that the Silverado he was driving had been reported as stolen.
Flores was then charged and booked into the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.
A GoFundMe page has been started to help pay for the funeral expenses of Heriberto Hernandez and Lauren Brown.
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