Alex Pena Killed in Accident at State Hwy 71 in Fayette County, TX

October 7, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Alex Pena
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 71, El Campo, Fayette County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Ford Fusion
State Hwy 71
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer and Ford Fusion were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at State Hwy 71 in Fayette County, TX on October 7th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:18 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by a 51-year-old Austin man was headed westbound on Hwy 71 when it was struck from the rear by a Ford Fusion under unclear circumstances. The 30-year-old male operating the Ford, identified as Alex Pena, suffered fatal injuries from the collision. The Austin man was uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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