Moises Joribio Killed, Jesus Beltran Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driver Accident in Wood County, TX
Wood County, TX — September 16, 2023, Moises Joribio was killed and Jesus Beltran was injured due to an alleged intoxicated driver accident at 3:50 p.m. on U.S. 69.
Authorities with the Texas Department of Public Safety say that the crash happened north of Mineola at the intersection of County Road 2260.
According to officials, 41-year-old Moises Joribio and 29-year-old Jesus Beltran were in a vehicle going northwest along the highway. Their vehicle slowed for oncoming traffic while waiting to make a left turn, authorities say. While waiting, a Ford Explorer rear-ended Joribio and Beltran.
Due to the crash, Joribio sustained fatal injuries. Beltran had injuries described as non-incapacitating. No other injuries were reported. At this time, it appears the driver of the Ford Explorer is facing a charge for intoxication manslaughter. Investigations are ongoing.