Ezekiel Ortega Killed in Accident at US 83 in Jones County, TX

December 6, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Ezekiel Ortega
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 83, Rio Grande City, Jones County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Commercial Truck
US 83
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Commercial Truck collided with a pedestrian

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at US 83 in Jones County, TX on December 6th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:17 p.m. According to police, a commercial truck operated by an unnamed 69-year-old Trent, TX man was headed northbound on US 83. Officers say a sedan was parked on the north shoulder without active lightning. As the truck approached, the driver of the sedan is said to have exited the vehicle and crossed into the path of the truck. The truck struck the driver, identified as 31-year-old Ezekiel Ortega, causing fatal injuries. Officers had no additional information to disclose.

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