ODESSA, Texas (Nexstar) – People in the Basin are concerned they are seeing a rise in drinking and driving accidents.

“Once you’re drinking you don’t realize you don’t need to drive… you don’t worry as much and this is when these things happen,” Dusti Dunham said.

A fatal crash that took place on FM 3472 in Ector County involving drunk driving claimed the lives of two women last weekend. Enrique Enriquez was driving West on Farm to Market 3472 when he crossed the center into oncoming traffic and hit another car head-on.

His passenger, Jeannie Corralez was taken to the hospital where she later died. The driver of the other vehicle, Mia Hermosillo died at the scene. DPS says Enriquez is being charged with intoxication manslaughter

Those we spoke with are asking drivers drink responsibly and use a rude share service to help keep the roads safe for everyone.