Martha Slames Injured in Accident at US 385 in Castro County, TX

November 30, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 385, Odessa, Castro County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Chevrolet Tahoe
US 385
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries (1), minor injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer and a Chevrolet Tahoe were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured several people at US 385 in Castro County, TX on November 30th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:56 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer headed northbound on US 385 was nearing the FM 145 intersection. As it did to, reports say the vehicle slowed to make a left turn onto FM 145. Reports allege the vehicle turned when unsafe as a Chevrolet Tahoe allegedly failed to pass to the left safely, resulting in a collision between the two vehicles. The crash is said to have seriously injured the driver of the Tahoe, identified as 27-year-old Martha Slames. Two passengers in the vehicle, including a 3-year-old child, each had injuries considered less serious. The other driver, who was not publicly identified, was allegedly uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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