Odessa, TX – Four Killed in Wrong-way Collision at 42nd St & FM 1936

Odessa, TX (April 23, 2024) – Four people were killed following a wrong-way collision in the Odessa area on Saturday, April 20. The deadly accident was reported at the intersection of 42nd Street and Farm to Market Road 1936. Local reports revealed that a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck and a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck collided at the scene. 

It was later revealed that 19-year-old Leo Sandoval was driving the Dodge traveling west in the eastbound lanes of 42nd Street. At the same time, 46-year-old Hector Manuel Martinez-Olivas was headed east in the Chevy. There were two other passengers in the Silverado, 45-year-old Norma Estela Marquez-Gonzales and a 14-year-old boy. The two trucks collided head-on at the scene. All four victims sustained fatal injuries in the impact. No additional information on the deadly accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is in progress. 

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Leo Sandoval, Hector Manuel Martinez-Olivas, Norma Estela Marquez-Gonzales, and the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Wrong-way Crashes in Texas

Odessa, TX - Four Killed in Wrong-way Collision at 42nd St & FM 1936Wrong-way crashes are abrupt and devastating, leaving victims with severe and often life-threatening injuries. Over 2,000 people died nationwide from wrong-way collisions over the course of a recent three-year study, translating to an approximate yearly death toll of 500. This constitutes an increase of nearly 34 percent, showing that wrong-way crashes have become a more prevalent concern. Because of their devastating force, head-on collisions cause 10 percent of traffic fatalities even though they make up less than 2 percent of all traffic accidents in the country. In the unfortunate event that a loved one is killed in a wrong-way collision, you must be able to work with an experienced attorney who is prepared to fight for justice.

It is hard to gain your bearings after a deadly crash. In the event of an unexpected auto accident, someone you love could be stolen from you too soon. Resolving this loss can get even more difficult if you find out later that someone else’s carelessness led to the collision. You must make sure you are prepared to pursue justice by being informed of your legal rights. Your claim may provide a way for you to achieve compensation to cover any medical or funeral expenses related to the incident. 

You do not want to be left on your own after a deadly accident. It is key that you have someone on your side to protect your legal rights. The lawyers at Rasansky Law Firm are here to help you pursue justice after the loss of a loved one. Our team of Odessa personal injury lawyers will be able to fight for your full and fair compensation to maximize your financial recovery. If you have any questions about your case, we can answer them during a free consultation. Our trained lawyer is just a phone call away. If you are ready to get to work on your case, contact our law offices today at 214-651-6100. 



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