Roel Gonzalez Killed in Accident at US 83 in Zapata County, TX

November 10, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Roel Gonzalez
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 83, Rio Grande City, Zapata County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford Ranger, Ford F-350
US 83
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford Ranger and a Ford F-350 were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at US 83 in Zapata County, TX on November 10th, 2023. Police believe the incident happened around 4:41 a.m. According to investigators, a Ford Ranger operated by 33-year-old Roel Gonzalez was southbound on US 83 at the time. Reports allege the vehicle veered out of its lane for unconfirmed reasons, traveling into a shoulder. From there, police say the vehicle lost control while attempting to return to the roadway, traveling into a northbound lane and colliding with a Ford F-350 operated by 48-year-old Jose Delgado. Officials say the crash left Gonzalez with fatal injuries while Delgado had possible injuries. Additional information was not available.

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