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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:45 am

A 24-year-old man died in a fatal head-on collision early Wednesday morning in southwest Odessa.

The Odessa Police Department and Odessa Fire Rescue responded to a major crash at about 5:34 a.m. on West Loop 338.

A red 2008 Dodge Ram, driven by 23-year-old Carlos Gonzalez, was traveling north in the 2400 block of southwest Loop 338 while a black 2018 Kia Forte, driven by 24-year-old Oscar Brito Ortiz, was traveling south. The vehicles struck each other head on, an OPD news release stated.

Ortiz was pronounced dead at the scene and next of kin have been notified. Gonzalez was transported to Medical Center Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, the release stated.

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