Posted: Monday, April 3, 2017 5:24 pm
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A total of four people were killed and two were injured following a collision on Northwest Loop 338 in Ector County on Sunday, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Both drivers involved in the head-on collision were killed, as well as an 8-year-old girl and a 29-year-old woman who were passengers in one of the pick-up trucks.
Christopher Soliz, 30, was driving a 2008 Ford F-250 northbound on Northwest Loop 338 when he lost control and entered the southbound lane around 4:21 p.m. Sunday. The Ford truck collided with a 2016 Dodge pick-up towing a cargo trailer driven by Calistro Carrillo, 35, of Odessa. Carrillo was pronounced dead at the scene. A DPS report shows Carrillo was wearing his seatbelt at the time and had no passengers in his vehicle.
One of Soliz’s passengers, 29-year-old Elizabeth Navarette of Odessa, was also pronounced dead at the scene. The 8-year-old Odessa girl was transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa and later pronounced dead. Soliz, Navarette and the girl were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the wreck, according to the DPS report.
Two other passengers in Soliz’s vehicle were injured during the wreck including a 2-year-old girl and 10-year-old girl, both of Odessa. It was unknown if the 10-year-old was wearing a seatbelt, but the report shows the toddler was in a child safety seat.
The 2-year-old was transported to Medical Center Hospital and the 10-year-old was transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock.
The DPS report shows the weather conditions were clear and cloudy and the road conditions were wet at the time of the wreck. The incident was investigated by DPS Odessa troopers.