Fatality Crash-Overland Trail (Press Release)

by Traffic Division, Friday, August 31, 2012, 02:00 (2362 days ago)

ABILENE, TX-­‐ On Friday Aug 31, 2012 around 4:35 pm, a 1970 Eagle brand touring bus was west bound on Overland Trail in the 2000 block entering onto I-­‐20. A 2004 Jeep Liberty was going East on Overland Trail and failed to yield the right of way to the bus. The bus struck the Jeep on the left side of the vehicle. The Jeep was driven by 65 year old Billy Eugene Jones. He was transported to Hendrick Medical Center by ambulance.

Mr. Jones died due to injuries sustained in the crash. He was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Smith. There was one passenger in the jeep, Peggy Jones. She was also transported to Hendrick Medical Center with minor injuries. The bus was driven by Oscar Maldonado Martinez 35 years of age from Belton, Texas. There were seven other passengers on the bus. None of the bus occupants sustained injuries during the crash. Martinez consented to the taking of a blood specimen, and a blood specimen was taken from Martinez. A blood sample was also taken from Jones. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor for Martinez or Jones at this time.

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