On July 23, 2023, at 2:33 A.M., a fatal collision occurred on U.S. 80, approximately 0.47 miles west of Forney, Texas. The crash involved two vehicles: a 2019 Cadillac CTS driven by 33-year-old Jonathan Perez from Arlington, Texas, and a 2017 Volkswagen Passat driven by a 40-year-old Forney resident.
Jonathan Perez, the driver of the Cadillac CTS, was pronounced deceased on the scene by Judge Mary A. Bardin at 3:10 A.M. He was driving west in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 80, going against traffic on the one-way roadway when he collided head-on with the Volkswagen Passat.
The driver of the Volkswagen Passat sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision. The road conditions were reported as dry, and the weather was clear with some clouds.
The investigation into the cause of the collision is ongoing, and further information has not been released at this time.