Jessica Gonzalez Killed; Erasmo Torres Injured in Car Accident at I-10 in Houston, TX

November 5, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jessica Gonzalez, Erasmo Torres
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-10, Houston, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Houston Police
Vehicles Involved
Jeep Cherokee
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Jeep Cherokee veered from the road into a shoulder and stuck individuals involved in a previous crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person at I-10 in Houston, TX on November 5th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 1:10 a.m. According to investigators, a Jeep Cherokee is alleged to have been traveling at a high rate of speed as it approached a previous crash. Officials say officers had arrived at the scene and were setting up barriers around the area as the Jeep allegedly attempted to travel around the patrol units. Officials say the vehicle traveled into a shoulder and struck multiple people at the scene before overturning. The driver, who was not publicly identified, allegedly fled the scene. 46-year-old Jessica Gonzalez and her 11-year-old daughter were killed, police say. Reports also show 49-year-old Erasmo Torres and a second 22-year-old pedestrian were both seriously injured. Additional information was not available.

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