TX Man Jake Golightly ID’d As Victim In Monday Colorado City Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

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MITCHELL COUNTY, TX. (THECOUNT) — Jake Golightly, from Neches, Texas, has been identified as the victim in a Monday fatal vehicle crash in Mitchell County.

Golightly, 22, was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Colorado City Monday evening.


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According to reports, Darren Heady, 22, was operating a pickup truck on Interstate 20 in Colorado City, when for unknown reasons, when the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway. The vehicle then made contact with a guardrail.

Golightly, a passenger in the pickup was ejected along with Heady during the crash.

Heady and a second passenger, Jimmy L. Gonzalez, 25, of Carthage, were both transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.

Golightly was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Family and friends took to Facebook to remember Golightly:

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Mitchell County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 9,403. Its county seat is Colorado City. The county was created in 1876 and organized in 1881. It is named for Asa and Eli Mitchell, two early settlers and soldiers in the Texas Revolution – Wikipedia.

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