22-year-old man hit by vehicle Saturday has died


A 22-year-man had died four days after being struck by a vehicle in the parking area of a Fort Stockton car wash on Saturday, April 27.

Michael Garza of Fort Stockton died at 4:23 p.m. today at the Odessa Medical Center, according to Fort Stockton Police Chief Ryan Skelton.

The name of the driver has been released.

Skelton said that investigators are in contact with the 112th District Attorney's Office. Once the investigation is complete, police will determine if any charges will be filed in conjunction with the district attorney's office.

Skelton said the police were dispatched to Car-isma Car Wash, 1701 W. Dickinson Blvd., at about 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

According to Skelton, the victim was standing in the parking when he was struck by a vehicle being driven through the parking lot.

The victim's family has not granted any release of additional medical information, according to Skelton.

It is known that the victim was flown in a helicopter from Fort Stockton to Odessa Medical Center.

The car wash is owned by Chris Alexander, mayor of Fort Stockton, and his wife, Tracy.