Mesquite, TX (October 19, 2021) – A crash reported in Mesquite early Monday morning claimed the life of an off-duty police officer. At around 1:36 a.m., on October 18, emergency crews were notified that a crash on Interstate 635 required assistance.
Reports from local authorities show that 21-year-old Elias Luevano-Gonzalez was driving a 2015 Infiniti Q50 southbound when he crashed his vehicle into a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu in the 21400 block of Interstate 635.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 36-year-old Mitchell Rector, sustained severe injuries in the accident. Authorities arrived at the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. Authorities confirm that Rector was an off-duty Oakwood, Texas police officer who was working in a construction area during the crash.
Luevano-Gonzalez is facing charges of intoxication manslaughter.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mitchell Rector. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Texas
Motor vehicle accidents in Texas take the lives of more than 3,900 people each year. These accidents often occur without warning and have long-term impacts on surviving family members and friends of those taken away.
If your family has been affected by a fatal auto accident, chances are that you will deal with more than just emotional pain and suffering. Motor vehicle collisions often cause overwhelming financial consequences as well. Covering funeral expenses, dealing with lost earnings, and covering various other financial burdens can make it difficult for your family to move forward.
If your loved one lost their life in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. Reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in San Antonio at your earliest convenience can help hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions.
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