Bernardo Gaona Jr Killed in Accident at State Hwy 349 in Midland, TX

February 8, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Bernardo Gaona Jr
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 349, Midland, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ducati Panigale, Hyundai Santa Fe
State Hwy 349
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ducati Panigale and a Hyundai Santa Fe were involved in a crash

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at State Hwy 349 in Midland, TX on February 8th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 6:55 p.m. According to investigators, a Ducati Panigale was northbound on FM 1788 while a Hyundai Santa Fe was southbound. Reports allege the Hyundai was attempting a left turn into a convenience store parking lot before the vehicles collided. The impact caused the Ducati operator, identified as 27-year-old Bernardo Gaona Jr, to be ejected from the vehicle. Arthritis say Gaona suffered fatal injuries in the incident while the driver of the Hyundai, who was not publicly identified, was allegedly uninjured. Additional information was not immediately available.

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