DATE: January 24, 2021
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Fatal Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: January 24, 2021 at approximately 0148 hours
LOCATION: 42nd Street & Preston Smith
An Odessa man is dead following a major crash that occurred early this morning in Northeast Odessa. On January 24, 2021 at approximately 0148 hours, Odessa Police responded to 42nd Street and Preston Smith in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a gray 2006 Ford F-250, being operated by Rodger Deleon, 35 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling eastbound on 42nd Street and struck the center divider (between Preston Smith & East Loop 338).
Deleon was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin have been notified. Alcohol was a possible factor and the investigation continues.