Authorities investigated a fatal crash in Reeves County, Texas, that resulted in death of two passengers of the victim’s vehicle.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Troopers investigated a four-vehicle collision that led to fatal crash in Reeves County, Texas on Saturday, November 19, 2022.
The investigation determined that the suspect, 30-year-old Juan Orta-Gonzalez from McAllen, Texas, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of IH-20 near mile marker 19 on the wrong side of the road.
In the meantime, 19-year-old Joseph Orr of Denton, Texas, was traveling westbound on IH-20 and was struck by Orta-Gonzalez. As a result of the collision, Orr’s car was left disabled in the center of the westbound lanes.
A third driver did not see Orr’s car in the roadway and struck his vehicle. Orr was then struck by a fourth vehicle, which resulted in death of both passengers in Orr’s vehicle. Both passengers in Orr’s vehicle were pronounced deceased on the scene.
Orta-Gonzalez was allegedly intoxicated and was arrested for two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.
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