Aaron Earl Rattler Killed in Accident at I-20 in Jones County, TX

May 3, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Aaron Earl Rattler
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-20, Jones County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle fleeing police collided with another vehicle

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed a passenger at I-20 in Jones County, TX on May 3rd, 2023. Police say the incident involved a vehicle operated by 22-year-old Jacob Jabar Johnson. Police allege the vehicle was stopped by police for allegedly speeding when it fled the traffic stop. Officers began to pursue the vehicle before it collided with other vehicles, coming to a stop. A passenger in Johnson's vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Aaron Earl Rattler, suffered fatal injuries. The drivers of the vehicles that were struck were hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Police say Johnson faces a charge of evading arrest. Additional information is not available at this time.

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