Eric Rocha Killed in Accident at State Hwy 44 in Alice, TX

February 17, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Eric Rocha
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 44, Alice, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Jeep Cherokee, Infiniti QX30
State Hwy 44
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Jeep Cherokee Infiniti QX30

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person involved at State Hwy 44 in Alice, TX on February 17th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 5:05 p.m. According to investigators, a Jeep Cherokee headed southbound is alleged to have failed to maintain its lane before traveling onto a sidewalk. There, the vehicle struck a crosswalk pole before running a traffic signal and colliding with the right side of an eastbound Infiniti QX30. Reports say a 32-year-old passenger in the Jeep, identified as Eric Rocha, suffered fatal injuries. The driver of the Infiniti was allegedly uninjured while the driver of the Jeep, who was not publicly identified, had serious injuries. Reports indicate the driver was charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. Additional information was not immediately available.

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