The driver, who died over the weekend, has been identified as 49-year-old Charles Mello of Odessa. Three vehicles were involved in the incident.
On Sunday, September 19th, 2021 at about 12:32 am, Odessa Police and Odessa Fire Rescue were dispatched to a major accident in the 4500 block of S. 385.
The investigation revealed that a black 2000 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling south in the northbound lanes of the 4500 block of S. 385. The Silverado struck a white 2015 F-250 that was northbound in the inside lane, being operated by Emmanuel Garza of Odessa. He and his passenger, Anabell Piñon of Odessa, were both transported to MCH where they were treated and released.
The collision caused the F-250 to strike a red 2006 Toyota Camry that was northbound in the outside lane, being operated by Maria Arriaga of Odessa. She and her two passengers, Aracely Arriaga and Daniel Arriaga, were treated on the scene and released.