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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 1.18.2024 Fatal Crash in Cooke County

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2            Number of Injured: 2                    Number Killed: 1

Date & Time: February 18, 2024, at 3:49 a.m.

County: Cooke.

Location: Interstate 35 inside the city limits of Valley View.

Posted Speed Limit: 75 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.

 

Vehicle 1: 2017 Toyota Camry.

Driver 1:

Isaac Rebollar-Gonzalez, 23-YOA from Little Elm, TX.

Flown to Medical City Denton with critical injuries.

Passenger: Deceased.

Crystal Mendoza, 22-YOA from Dallas, TX.

Transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton and was pronounced deceased by the hospital staff.

Vehicle 2: 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe.

Driver:

Maliki Howard, 21-YOA from Bethany, LA.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Transported to Medical City Denton with serious injuries.

 

Description: Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was traveling southbound, was involved in a single-vehicle crash, and became disabled in the right lane. The driver and passenger exited vehicle 1 and were standing near the vehicle. Vehicle 2 struck vehicle 1 and the driver and passenger. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.

 

Investigated by: Trooper P. Richardson, DPS – Gainesville.

 

A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days

https://cris.dot.state.tx.us/public/Purchase/CrashReportSearch.htm           

 

 

Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, PIO Sergeant

Media and Communications/ Safety Education

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Texas Department of Public Safety

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