Family members and friends of a 22-year-old man killed while operating a motorcycle in North Odessa, TX., took to Facebook to remember him.
Devin Sandoval, of Odessa, was traveling on a motorcycle westbound in the 1400 block of East 42nd Street when he struck a white Ford Taurus.
The driver of the Ford Taurus attempted to turn left onto Clover, causing the motorcycle to strike the back right passenger side of the Ford Taurus. source
The following is from a release by the Odessa Police Department:
One man is dead and a woman is in critical condition following a motorcycle crash that occurred early Saturday morning in North Odessa.
On September 30, 2017 at approximately 0206 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to 42nd and Clover in reference to a major crash.
Investigation revealed that a black Honda CBR motorcycle, being operated by Devin Sandoval, 22 years of age, of Odessa, was traveling westbound in the 1400 block of East 42nd Street.
A white Ford Taurus was traveling eastbound in the 1300 block of East 42nd Street.
The driver of the Ford Taurus attempted to turn left onto Clover, causing the motorcycle to strike the back right passenger side of the Ford Taurus.
Sandoval was pronounced deceased on scene and next of kin was notified.
The female passenger of the motorcycle was transported to Medical Center Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the Ford Taurus left the scene of the accident and failed to render aid. At this time no arrests have been made and more information will be released as soon as it becomes available.
Family members and friends remembered the beloved young man on Facebook.
Salma Rodriguez via Facebook: “Wtf! Rest in heaven big man! I remeber [sic] being little and kicking it with the kids on our block. You were like a big bro to me, ill always remember you as part of my child hood [sic]. Ill be praying for your kids and family :( rip Devin Sandoval
According to Sandoval’s Facebook page, he was a warehouse worker at Weatherford, aka, WeatherfordCorp Petroleum Service.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.