The Odessa Police Department responded to three major crashes in Odessa over the weekend, one involving several injuries.
Police were called about a major crash at about 3:13 p.m. Sunday near University Boulevard and Catalina Drive, an OPD news release stated.
Sam Whitlock, 87, reportedly tried to turn left from a private drive onto the 1300 block of West University Boulevard, when he collided with a gray 2017 Chevrolet Cruze traveling east, driven by 22-year-old Kendra Griffin, the release detailed.
Whitlock had reportedly failed to yield the right of way, the release stated. Whitlock, Griffin, and her two passengers, 19-year-old Alan Shorter and 17-year-old John Sanchez, were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police cited Whitlock for failing to yield the right of way while exiting from a private drive.
Officers were called about another major crash around 2:22 a.m. Monday in the 600 block of East Second Street, the release stated.
A black 2014 Dodge Ram, driven by 21-year-old Christian Adrian Lopez of Odessa, was driving west in the eastbound lanes and reportedly veered off the roadway and collided into a light pole before driving off and colliding with a building at 520 East Second Street, the release detailed.
Lopez left the scene, the release stated, but was later found by police and charged with leaving the scene of an accident. No injuries were reported.
Another major crash was reported around 3:25 a.m. Monday near 16th Street and Macarthur Avenue, the release stated.
A silver 2017 Dodge Ram, driven by 30-year-old Fernando Antonio Contreras of Odessa, was driving north in the 1500 block of Macarthur Avenue and crashed through a block wall and into a residential garage before colliding with a parked 2017 white Chrysler Pacifica Sport Wagon, the release detailed.
No injuries were reported, and Contreras was charged with driving while intoxicated, second offense, and taken to the Ector County Detention Center.