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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Erath County Fatal Accident – 2/21/24

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

Date & Time: 2/21/24 at 4:05 PM

County: Erath

Location: US 67 at CR 258

Road Condition: Dry


Vehicle 1: 2016 Hyundai Elantra


Driver 1:

Jessica Pacini, female, 23 YOA of Stephenville, TX

Minor injuries, transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist, Stephenville


Passenger 1: DECEASED

Ruben Benavides, male, 19 YOA of Stephenville, TX

Pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Alexander

Vehicle 2: 2021 Ford Bronco

Driver 2:

Jennifer Johnson-Cooley, female, 42 YOA of Stephenville, TX

Minor injuries, transported to Comanche County Medical City


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates that vehicle 1 was stopped on the highway crossover on US67 to travel on to CR 258. Vehicle 2 was traveling north on US 67. Vehicle 1 drove in front of vehicle 2. Vehicle 2 struck the passenger side of vehicle 1. This is an ongoing investigation and no further information is available at this time.


Investigated by: Trooper J. Becker, Erath County


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



William Lockridge

Sergeant, Safety Education, Media and Communications

Texas Department of Public Safety

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