DPS releases initial report in crash that killed two Pecos High School students


The Texas Department of Public Safety has released its initial report in the Jan. 22 crash that killed Pecos High School students Jonathan Aguilar and Ethan Medina.

According to the DPS report release Friday, Jan. 25, Aguilar was driving a 2007 GMC Sierra with Medina as a passenger at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Aguilar was driving the GMC northbound on FM 866. At the intersection of State Highway 302, DPS reports that Aguilar failed to yield the right of way and his GMC was struck by a 2000 Peterbilt truck tractor towing a semi-trailer that was traveling west on Highway 302.

Both Aguilar, 18, and Medina, 17, were pronounced dead at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.

The driver of the Peterbilt, Moises Munguia-Flores, 38, of Pharr, was not injured.

All three people were wearing seatbelts. Road conditions were listed as dry and clear.

Pecos High's boys and girls basketball teams had a game in Andrews that night. The teams have a game in Monahans Jan. 25 and at Fort Stockton on Jan. 29.

The Fort Stockton Student Council is conducting a fundraiser for the families of both students. Donations may be made today at the Fort Stockton High School Main Office.