Victims in fatal crash identified


ODESSA, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – The victims in a fatal crash Thursday in Odessa have been identified. Police officials say Gabriel Montoya and Veronica Garza were both killed in the crash.

The investigation began Thursday afternoon when Odessa Police were called to the area of 42nd Street and Kermit Highway about the crash.

While investigating, officers learned that the driver of a Kia Optima, Veronica Garza, was speeding when she hit a curb, causing her to lose control and strike a parked semi-truck, according to a release.

Both Garza and Montoya, who was a passenger in the Optima, were pronounced dead at the scene, police say.

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