Jose Ortiz Injured in Accident at US 70 in Floyd County, TX

September 9, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Jose Ortiz
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 70, Plainview, Floyd County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Silverado
US 70
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities have information on a crash that injured a driver at US 70 in Floyd County, TX on September 9th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. Investigators say a GMC Sierra operated by 52-year-old Ricardo Hernandez was crossing US 70 when it failed to yield to a westbound Chevrolet Silverado operated by 58-year-old Jose Ortiz. The Silverado struck the left of the Sierra, pushing it into a bar ditch and causing serious injuries to both drivers. Officers allege suspicion that Hernandez was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

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