• January 11, 2023

Perry Edwards Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on I-20 in Odessa, TX

Odessa, TX — January 10, 2023, 27-year-old Perry Edwards died in a rear-end collision with a semi-truck on Interstate 20 in Odessa.

Authorities released few details about the accident, but said it happened Tuesday along I-20 near mile marker 126. Preliminary information indicates Edwards was driving a Toyota Corolla east on the highway, allegedly at high speeds, when he collided with the back of a Mack Granite semi-truck and suffered fatal injuries. The truck driver was unhurt in the crash.

No further information is currently available.

One thing I've had to clarify for many people over the years is that a few sentences in a "breaking" news story are rarely the whole picture. In the Odessa accident above, for example, folks may see a minimal account of someone rear-ending a truck and think there's little else to know. However, long experience has taught me how crucial a full and thorough investigation really is. Sometimes that effort simply confirms the original findings, but in many cases another look turns up vital details that might have otherwise slipped through the cracks.

Is it possible things happened in Odessa just as they were described? Maybe. Is it also possible that there's more to the story? Absolutely. I'd argue that the loss of a young man's life is more than enough reason to learn everything possible about how and why that occurred. I hope authorities will get some real answers for the many questions the victim's family may still be asking.

Perry Edwards Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on I-20 in Odessa, TX
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