On March 02, 2019 at approximately 3:21 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-80, one mile west of the city of Gladewater in Upshur County.
Preliminary crash investigation revealed that the driver of a 2013 Ford F-150, Cody Lindley, 34, of Mineola was traveling east on US-80 when he struck a 2001 Acura passenger car that was legally parked on the eastbound shoulder of the roadway.
The driver of the Acura, Joshua Lee James Odum, 18, of Big Sandy had stopped and was standing at his mailbox when the collision occurred.
Odum was transported to Christus Mother Francis Hospital-Tyler where he died the next day (3/3/19). Odum was taken to Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. The crash remains under investigation.