Texas

Elias Arreola Injured in Accident at US 290 in Giddings, TX

Date
January 23, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Elias Arreola
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
Yes

Where it Happened

U.S. 290, Giddings, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado
Road/Highway
US 290
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado veered from the road into a tree


What Happened

Authorities have information on a crash that injured a driver at US 290 in Giddings, TX on January 23rd, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 11:41 p.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Silverado was headed eastbound before approaching standing water in the roadway. After traveling through the water, reports say the vehicle hydroplaned and lost control, veering from the road. The vehicle is said to have hit a south wall before striking the corner of a building before coming to stop near a tree. Following the crash, police allege the driver, identified as 18-year-old Elias Arreola, left the scene. Reports say Arreola was seriously injured in the incident. Additional information was not available.

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