Man charged with failing to render aid after fatal collision - Odessa American: Felony Arrests

Man charged with failing to render aid after fatal collision

oanews@oaoa.com | Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019 3:57 pm

A 46-year-old Odessa man was arrested early Thursday morning after he was reportedly involved in a three-vehicle collision that resulted in the death of a motorcyclist.

Jose Angel Ramirez was charged with failure to stop and render aid involving death, a second-degree felony, and criminal negligent homicide, a state jail felony.

The fatal collision happened at 9:57 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of University Boulevard and Bonham Avenue, an Odessa Police Department press release detailed.

Ramirez was reportedly driving a 2013 Ford F-350 west on University Boulevard. Kolby Ray Tavarez, 18, of Odessa was driving a 2014 Dodge Challenger west on University Boulevard behind the F-350.

Felix John Jaramillo, 48, of Odessa was driving a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle east on University Boulevard, the release stated. The F-350 reportedly failed to yield the right of way while turning left onto Bonham Avenue and collided with the motorcycle, causing it to skid into the Challenger.

Ramirez failed to stop and render aid and left the scene, the release detailed. Jaramillo was transported to Medical Center Hospital and was later pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Next of kin were notified and there were no other injuries reported, the release stated.

Ramirez was located at 1:47 a.m. in the 3500 block of Andrews Highway and was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center, the release detailed.

No bond amounts had been set as of Thursday afternoon, jail records showed.