Miles Bartek, Lannie Cook Killed in Accident at I-35 in Gainesville, TX

February 20, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Miles Bartek, Lannie Cook
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-35, Gainesville, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Volkswagen Jetta, Tractor-trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Volkswagen Jetta and a Tractor-trailer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that killed two people at I-35 in Gainesville, TX on February 20th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 12:59 a.m. Investigators say a Volkswagen Jetta was headed northbound on I-35 prior to colliding with the rear of a disabled tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer, officials say, was parked in a lane of travel and the impact caused the occupants of the Volkswagen to be ejected from the vehicle. The driver, identified as 19-year-old Lannie Cook, as well as 22-year-old passenger, Miles Bartek, were both killed, reports say. Additional information was not available.

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