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Troy Police Department investigating overnight crash leaving one dead

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 06:53:26-04

TROY, TX — Troy Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash that was reported around 10:55 pm on Sunday evening, May 31, 2020.

On arrival, officers discovered one of the drivers was deceased.

The investigation is still preliminary, but investigators have determined a white 2013 Dodge 4 door, operated by Raiden Garcia, 18-year-old male of Troy, was traveling west on Loves Blvd at the intersection of S. Central Ave. A silver 2004 Infiniti SUV, operated by Joan Rivera, a 22-year-old male from Temple, was traveling south in the 1200 block of S. Central Ave.

The two vehicles collided at the intersection of the two streets.

Garcia was the sole occupant of the Dodge.

Rivera was accompanied by an adult female and three children.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace G.W. Ivey.

His next of kin has been notified.

The adult female and two of the children that had been in the Infiniti were transported by ambulance to local hospitals.

Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

The southbound service road was closed for several hours but is now open to normal traffic.

The incident remains under investigation.

Responding agencies included the Troy Police Department, Troy Volunteer Fire Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, and the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.