OPD Traffic Unit Charges Woman with 2 Counts of Intoxication Assault
DATE: June 6, 2020
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Intoxication Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury “Felony 3”
DATE/TIME REPORTED: June 5, 2020 at approximately 2002 hours
LOCATION: 1355 West University (Planet Fitness)
Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that occurred last night in Northwest Odessa. Iliana Jimenez, 24 years of age, has been charged with two counts of Intoxication Assault Causing Serious Bodily Injury “Felony 3”.
On June 5, 2020 at approximately 2002 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 1355 West University in reference to a vehicle that had crashed into Planet Fitness and injured two customers who were working out.
Investigation revealed that a Dodge Journey, being operated by Iliana Jimenez, of Odessa, was traveling eastbound in the 1400 block of San Andres Drive. The front passenger of the Dodge Journey was identified as Jael Hernandez, 25 years of age, of Midland.
The Dodge Journey left the roadway and crashed into the back of Planet Fitness. The impact caused two customers to sustain serious bodily injury and be transported to a local hospital. The two victims were identified as Yasser Gonzalez, 34 years of age, of Odessa and Janny Olazaval-Ruiz, 30 years of age, of Odessa.
There were no reports of any other injuries and investigation revealed that Jimenez was intoxicated. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Jimenez was charged and arrested accordingly and transported to the ECLEC.
The investigation continues.