Odessa Police have made an arrest in connection to a major crash that occurred last month in Southeast Odessa. Lucio Flores-Lopez, 49 years of age, has been charged with Intoxication Assault with a Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury “3rd Degree Felony”.
On April 22, 2021 at approximately 1150 hours, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to the 2100 block of East IH-20 in reference to a major crash. Investigation revealed that a blue Buick Enclave, being operated by Lucio Flores-Lopez, was traveling westbound in the 2100 block of East IH-20 and left the roadway before striking a guardrail and 18-wheeler.
Flores-Lopez was transported to a local hospital with serious bodily injury. The front passenger of the Buick Enclave, identified as a 17-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital and later transported to Lubbock with serious bodily injury. There were no reports of any other injuries.
Further investigation revealed that Flores-Lopez had been speeding and was over the legal limit for driving while intoxicated. Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, the OPD Traffic Unit obtained a warrant for Flores-Lopez, who was later charged and arrested accordingly.