Two-vehicle crash leaves one dead on State Highway 107

by Benjamin Treviño | October 28th, 2022 | Auto Accident, Fatal Crash

One man died and another man was critically injured in an October 24 two-vehicle crash east of Edinburg.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee was heading east on State Highway 107 when his vehicle collided with a Chevrolet Silverado heading west at the intersection of Sunflower Road. The driver of the Jeep, identified as 50-year-old Daniel Luna, was killed instantly, according to the report.

A male passenger sustained critical injuries, and was airlifted to a local hospital. A second passenger was hospitalized with lesser injuries. Their conditions were not immediately known. The DPS is still looking into what factors led to the deadly crash.


Accident reports are an important part of a personal injury case. Here’s how to request a copy of your report in Texas.

There are several things you need to do in order to ensure that you have the best chance at a successful auto accident personal injury claim. One of the most-overlooked steps is obtaining a copy of your accident report. These reports are heavily relied upon by insurance companies, and can play an important role in your claim.

Because crash reports are typically filled out by the responding officer, and not a trained investigator, they are not always completely accurate. Your attorney may be able to have the original report amended (or at least request a supplemental report) in order to correct the facts, but it’s extremely important that any mistakes or inaccuracies be caught early.

What’s contained in an official police report?

An official Texas police report typically contains the following information:

  • Date, time, and location of the accident
  • Identifying information for those involved
  • Each driver’s insurance provider and policy number
  • Known injuries and extent of damage to the vehicle(s) involved
  • Witnesses contact information (if applicable)
  • Road, weather, and lighting conditions at the scene of the accident
  • A visual diagram of the accident
  • Laws/codes violated
  • The officer’s opinion as to cause and/or fault

When will the report be available?

In Texas, accident reports are typically available within three days to three weeks of the incident, so it’s important to request a copy as soon as possible. If the crash resulted in death or serious injury, it could take more than a month before the investigation is complete.

Obtaining a copy of your accident report

At the time of the accident, the reporting officer should have given you an accident or incident report number. If you don’t have this number, you can still obtain the report from the investigating jurisdiction by using the following information:

  • Date and time of the accident
  • City, state and location of the accident
  • Name of the driver(s) involved in the accident
  • Investigating police department

Get a lawyer quickly

A personal injury attorney like those at the J. Gonzalez Law Firm can be especially helpful throughout the claims process. Not only can our attorneys save you considerable time and effort, but they can also explain the report as well as help you dispute and correct inaccurate information. The J. Gonzalez Law Firm will do all these things for you, plus represent you in court if necessary, all on a no-win, no-fee basis. Call us today at 1-800-CAR-CRASH.




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