Atlanta man killed in Willacy County crash

by Benjamin Treviño | May 14th, 2024 | Auto Accident, Fatal Crash

WILLACY COUNTY – An Atlanta man was killed after being ejected from his vehicle in a rollover crash in Willacy County on Saturday.

Antonio Perez Jr., 44, died at the scene of the crash due to his injuries, according to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release.

The crash occurred May 11 at around 5:13 p.m. on U.S. Highway 77 south of FM 3168 in Willacy County.

According to a DPS statement, Perez drove his white Ford F-550 off the road and onto an open field once he reached the end of the concrete barriers from the bridge. Perez was not wearing his seat belt, according to DPS, and he was ejected as the truck rolled over.

Troopers are still investigating the crash and said they suspect alcohol “was a contributing factor pending the toxicology report.”


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