Brian Marin Gonzalez, Arturo Cantu Killed in Car Accident in Maverick County, TX
Maverick County, TX — October 8, 2023, Brian Marin Gonzalez and Arturo Cantu were killed following a head-on car accident at 6:15 a.m. on U.S. Highway 277.
Authorities said in preliminary public statements that the incident happened in the area of U.S. 277 mile marker 620.
In their statements, officials said that 30-year-old Brian Gonzalez was in a Ford F-250 going eastbound along the highway. 27-year-old Arturo Cantu was reportedly going westbound in a Dodge Ram. Authorities say they believe the Dodge somehow crossed left of center, and the vehicles collided head-on with each other.
Due to the collision, both Gonzalez and Cantu succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, no further information about the crash can be confirmed. Hopefully that's not a sign that authorities are having a hard time finding out what went wrong here.
I've seen how early morning wrecks can sometimes prove more challenging than usual if there aren't many witnesses. With the victims not here to tell their sides of the story, it can leave a police department with a significant investigation on their hands which they might not be equipped to handle. Maybe authorities here, though, will be up to the task and ensure nothing important slips through the cracks.