Raul Hernandez Killed in Accident at US 79 in Leon County, TX

January 21, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Raul Hernandez
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 79, Palestine, Leon County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet Silverado C1500
US 79
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet Silverado C1500 was involved in a single-vehicle collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person at US 79 in Leon County, TX on January 21st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 1:53 a.m. According to investigators, a Chevrolet Silverado C1500 operate by 23-year-old Raul Hernandez was headed southbound on US 79 at the time of the crash. Officers believe the vehicle traveled across a center stripe before veering into a ditch and hitting a tree. The collision left Hernandez with fatal injuries. Additional details were not provided.

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