ODESSA, Texas (KMID/KPEJ) – Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a major crash early Sunday morning.
According to a release by OPD, investigation revealed at about 2:30am on Sunday, November 12th, a Dodge Ram hit a utility pole and a gas meter at the intersection of University and West County Road. This caused many in the area to be left without power for several hours.
19-year-old Fernando Medrano, the driver of the truck, fled the scene but was quickly caught by police and found to be intoxicated.
Medrano was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, a class B Misdemeanor, as well as Failure to Control Speed to Avoid Accident with Fixture/Landscape, and was transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center. There were no injuries reported.