Jackson County— Anthony Arturo Gonzalez Dies in Fatal Collision on FM 1593
Posted on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 5:16 pm
An Alamo man lost his life after getting involved in a rear-end and head-on crash on Farm to Market Road 1593 Monday morning, a Department of Public Safety official said.
According to reports, the fatal wreck took place at around 7 a.m. in about five miles south of Lolita. A 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck was heading south on FM 1593 when, for yet unknown reasons, it rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The pickup truck was sent into the oncoming traffic where it crashed into another tractor-trailer causing it to overturn and burst into flames.
The Chevrolet driver was pronounced dead on scene. He was identified as 30-year-old Anthony Arturo Gonzalez. No other injuries were reported.
No charges have been made as of this writing. What led the chain-reaction collision remains unknown as the investigation is still in progress.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the deceased victim. We strongly believe that the Jackson County Police Department will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.