• August 02, 2022

Jonathan Ornelas Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Reeves County, TX

Reeves County, TX -- July 31, 2022, Jonathan Ornelas was killed due to an accident where two vehicles collided, and one of the vehicles fled.

Investigators reported that the crash took place early Sunday in the area of US 285 and County Road 437.

Officials said that 31-year-old Jonathan Ornelas was in a vehicle traveling northbound on US 285. At the intersection, another vehicle reportedly crossed onto the highway from eastbound CR 437, resulting in a collision.

Ornelas reportedly sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The other vehicle left the scene. At this time, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Jonathan Ornelas Car Accident in Reeves County

Jonathan Ornelas Killed in Hit-and-run Accident in Reeves County, TX

With a hit-and-run accident, there are many reasons someone might leave the scene of an accident. While it could simply be panic, it's usually something specific they're trying to hide. It could be simple like a warrant or more complex someone on their way home from a bar which may also be liable under dram shop law for over-serving them. One way or the other, finding the driver is absolutely a priority. That tends to happen when these details stay in the public eye so folks can connect the dots and come forward to authorities with important information. Hopefully continued efforts here shed light on who and what caused this awful event.


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