Welch man killed in crash west of Odessa

Welch man killed in crash west of Odessa

ODESSA, TX -

On Wednesday, May 29, just before 5 a.m. Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a fatal crash on I-20 in Ector County, nine miles west of Odessa.

DPS reports a truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer was traveling east on I-20 and was struck from behind by a second vehicle also traveling east.

The driver of the car, Brandon Contreras, 25, of Welch, died at the scene. The driver of the truck-tractor, Robert Johnson, 50, was not injured.

DPS reports both drivers seatbelts were utilized. 

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