Maria Cervantes Lopez Killed; Diego Cervantes Injured in Accident at US 287 in Rhome, TX

October 26, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Maria Cervantes Lopez, Diego Cervantes
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 287, Rhome, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Chevrolet Equinox
US 287
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-Trailer and a Chevrolet Equinox were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person at US 287 in Rhome, TX on October 26th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 8:47 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer is alleged to have disregarded a traffic control device prior to failing to yield. Officials say the traveled into the path of an approaching Chevrolet Equinox, the two vehicles colliding in the process. The crash left a passenger in the Equinox, identified as 66-year-0old Maria Cervantes Lopez, with fatal injuries. The driver, identified as 65-year-old Diego Cervantes, had serious injuries, police say. Reports indicate the truck operator was uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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