Ruben Benavides Killed; Jennifer Johnson-Cooley Injured in Accident at US 67 in Erath County, TX

February 21, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Ruben Benavides
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

U.S. 67, Texarkana, Erath County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Hyundai Elantra, Ford Bronco
US 67
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Hyundai Elantra and a Ford Bronco were involved in a collision

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that injured three people at US 67 in Erath County, TX on February 21st, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 4:05 p.m. According to investigators, a Hyundai Elantra was turning left at a crossover before coming to stop at a yield sign. The vehicle is alleged to have failed to yield right of way while crossing the northbound lanes, colliding with a Ford Bronco. Reports indicate the crash left 19-year-old Hyundai passenger, Ruben Benavides, fatally injured. The driver of the Ford, identified as 42-year-old Jennifer Johnson-Cooley, had minor injuries, as did the other driver, identified as 23-year-old Jessica Pacini. Additional information was not available.

Request a Police Report

Get Police Report

Already have the police report? You might need an "Open Records Packet"

If that's not enough information, you might need an Open Records Packet. An ORP is essentially all evidence that the authorities have collected. It usually contains photos, witness statements, measurements, and more and goes way beyond the police report.