Odessa Police Investigating Fatal Car-Pedestrian Crash
DATE: June 4, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Car-Pedestrian Crash
DATE/TIME OCCURRED: May 27, 2020 at approximately 2320 hours
LOCATION: 100 Block of East Clements
An Odessa man is dead following a car-pedestrian cash that occurred last week in South Odessa. On May 27, 2020 at approximately 2320 hours, Odessa Police responded to the 100 block of East Clements in reference to a car-pedestrian crash.
Investigation revealed that a blue Cadillac Escalade, being operated by Richard Candia, 21 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound in the 100 block of East Clements. A pedestrian, later identified as Jose Cruz Vega Jr., 35 years of age, of Odessa, was walking westbound on the sidewalk in the 100 block of East Clements.
Investigation revealed that Vega stepped off the sidewalk and into the roadway before being struck by the Cadillac Escalade. Vega was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. There were no reports of any other injuries.
On June 4, 2020 at approximately 0821 hours, Vega was pronounced deceased by medical personnel. Next of kin have been notified and the investigation continues.