Jose Manuel Cantu Injured in Accident at I-10 in Harris County, TX

February 27, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jose Manuel Cantu
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-10, Baytown, Harris County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Freightliner 114SD Tractor-Trailer, Ford F-150 (x2), GMC C1500, Jeep Renegade,
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles, including a tractor-trailer, were involved in a collision

What Happened

A multi-vehicle crash left two people with serious injuries at I-10 in Harris County, TX on February 27th, 2023. Police believe it happened around 3:56 p.m. Several vehicles were headed eastbound on the interstate in a middle travel lane at the time, including a tractor-trailer operated by 56-year-old Victoriano Recinos. Investigators allege the truck failed to control its speed and collided with the rear of one of the vehicles, a Ford F-150 operated by 69-year-old Jose Manuel Cantu. The impact caused a chain reaction involving the other vehicles and left Cantu with injuries believed to be serious. The driver of one of the other vehicles, an unnamed 24-year-old Pearland man, was also seriously injured.  None of the other drivers or passengers were injured, according to police.

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