Texas

Katarina Franco Tapia Killed in Accident at Business 20 in Reeves County, TX

Date
February 17, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Katarina Franco Tapia
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
Yes

Where it Happened

Interstate 20 Business Loop, Pecos, Reeves County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford Focus
Road/Highway
Business 20
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford Focus veered from the road into a skid and overturned, partially ejecting the driver


What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at Business 20 in Reeves County, TX on February 17th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 1:48 a.m. According to investigators, a Ford Focus was headed westbound on Business I-20 before veering from the road for unconfirmed reasons. Upon doing so, reports say the vehicle went into a skid before overturning onto its side. The driver, identified as 29-year-old Katarina Franco Tapia, was partially ejected from the vehicle in the impact, the vehicle pinning her underneath. The incident left Tapia fatally injured. Authorities did not have any additional information available.

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