Santos Castenda Killed; Jose Nava Gomez Injured in Accident at SH-21 in Houston County, TX

February 19, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Jose Nava Gomez, Santos Casteneda
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Texas 21, Bryan, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dodge Ram 1500, Chevrolet Silverado
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Dodge Ram 1500 and a Chevrolet Silverado were involved in a crash

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed one of the drivers involved. Officials say it occurred at SH-21 in Houston County, TX on February 19th, 2023 around 10:48 p.m. Investigators allege a Dodge Ram operated by 52-year-old Santos Castaneda was going westbound on SH 21 while a Chevrolet Silverado operated by 31-year-old Jose Nava Gomez was going eastbound. They further allege that the Dodge traveled into the eastbound lane before colliding with eh Chevrolet, causing the Dodge to veer into a bar ditch. The crash left Castaneda with fatal injuries and Gomez seriously injured. Officers allege suspicion that alcohol may have played a factor in the crash and had no additional information to share.

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