Sylvia Ponce Killed; Two Injured in Tow Truck Accident on FM 51 in Parker County, TX

January 28, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Sylvia Ponce
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Tow Truck
FM 51
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), undisclosed injuries (2)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed rear-ended the victims vehicle

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating an accident that killed a child and injured two others on FM 51 in Parker County, TX on January 28th, 2019. 6-year-old Sylvia Ponce was killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in was rear-ended by a tow truck that was reportedly speeding. The 43-year-old driver of her vehicle and a 12-year-old girl were both hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.

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