Leonardo Belone Identified in Fatal Winkler County Car Crash
KERMIT, TX (February 7, 2023) – Police identified 53-year-old Leonardo Belone of New Mexico as the victim who died in a crash on Farm-to-Market 874 on February 4.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened at Highway 302. Based on a report, the victim was a passenger in a 2016 Jeep Cherokee traveling south on FM 874 prior to the crash.
At the same time, a 2016 Kenworth truck with trailer was traveling westbound on the highway. Subsequently, the Cherokee failed to yield the right of way and was hit by the truck.
As a result, Belone died after sustaining grave injuries.
Emergency crews transported the driver of the Cherokee to Winkler County Hospital in serious condition.
As of now, the case remains under investigation.
We offer our sincere condolences to the bereaved family and friends of Leonardo Belone.
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