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Posted: Friday, July 5, 2019 9:01 am

A 21-year-old motorcyclist from Wisconsin is dead after a two-vehicle collision in central Odessa.

The reported fatal collision happened at 9:50 p.m. on the Fourth of July in the 1900 block of East Eighth Street, an Odessa Police Department press release detailed.

Vanessa Cortez, 17, of Odessa was driving a black Ford Mustang, the release stated. Cortez was exiting a private drive and attempted to turn west in the 1900 block of East Eighth Street.

Jacob Hengtgen, 21, of Wisconsin was driving a Harley Davidson east in the 1900 block of East Eighth Street at a very high rate of speed before colliding with the Mustang.

Hengtgen was transported to Medical Center Hospital and was later pronounced dead by medical personnel.

Next of kin were notified and there were no reports of any other injuries.

The investigation continues.

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