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Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2019 10:45 pm

Twin Odessa 6-year-old girls are dead following a horrific crash near a fireworks stand Wednesday night.

Police say a 36-year-old Midland woman was arrested after she was reportedly involved in the death of the two children.

Angelica Garcia was charged Wednesday with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, a second-degree felony.

The reported double fatality happened at 9:04 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of East Highway 80 and Club Drive, the Odessa Police Department press release detailed.

Garcia was reportedly driving a gray 2014 Chrysler 200 east on the north service road of East Highway 80 near Club Drive. Garcia continued east through a barricade and struck the 6-year-old twin sisters, who were standing near a firework stand, before striking a large trailer.

Both children were transported to Medical Center Hospital and later pronounced dead by medical personnel, the press release stated.

Next of kin were notified and there were no reports of any other injuries. OPD spokesman Cpl. Steve LeSueur said over the phone Thursday afternoon the names of the two girls could be released as early as Friday morning.

Garcia was reportedly intoxicated. She was arrested, charged and transported to the Ector County Law Enforcement Center.

Garcia has two bonds totaling $70,000 and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon, jail records show.

The investigation continues.

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