At approximately 11:40 AM on Monday, August 5th, Texas DPS troopers responded to a 1-vehicle crash in Howard County, 3 miles east of Coahoma, that resulted in 1 fatality.
According to the DPS report, Paul A. Escobedo, 27, of Del Rio, Texas was traveling east on Interstate 20 when his vehicle exited IH-20 onto the south service road at an unsafe speed. Escobedo lost control of the vehicle, a 1996 Ford F-350 pickup, over-corrected and rolled.
Escobedo sustained incapacitating injurie and transported to Medical Center Hospital in Odessa. His passenger, Luis Pena, 25, also of Del Rio, was pronounced dead at Scenic Mountain Medical Center.
The DPS investigation revealed that Escobedo was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident, however, Pena was not.