Jaelen Tapia Killed in Accident at I-45 in Palmer, TX

April 13, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Jaelen Tapia
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-45, Palmer, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado collided with a pedestrian

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian at I-45 in Palmer, TX on April 13th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 2:56 a.m. According to investigators, a Volkswagen Beetle was reported disabled in a lane of travel on I-45, the alleged driver standing nearby. Reports indicate the driver, identified as 24-year-old Jaelen Tapia, was struck by an approaching Chevrolet Silverado under unconfirmed circumstances. Authorities say Tapia was fatally injured in the incident. Additional information was not available.

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