Time: 12:28 a.m.
Date: June 10th, 2022
Location: Texas Oaks Dr. and W Slaughter Ln.
Deceased: Jedd Bennett, White male, 1/21/1960
On June 10th, 2022, at approximately 12:28 a.m., Austin Police Department (APD) officers responded to the intersection of Texas Oaks Drive and Slaughter Lane regarding a crash between a truck and a motorcycle. The motorcyclist, Jedd Bennett, was traveling east on Slaughter Lane, approaching the intersection with a green light. The truck was facing westbound at the intersection when the driver of the truck made a left turn in front of the motorcycle’s path, causing the crash. Bennett died at the scene. The truck driver, 20-year-old Jose Rangel Mendez, was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter, a 2nd-degree felony.
Anyone with information regarding this case should contact the Highway Investigation Tip Line at 512-974-8111, utilize the Crime Stoppers tip line at 512-472-8477 (TIPS), or the Crime Stoppers app. You may remain anonymous. You can also submit tips by downloading APD’s mobile app, Austin PD, for free on iPhone and Android.
This crash is being investigated as Austin’s 50th fatal crash of 2022, resulting in 51 fatalities for the year. On the date of this crash in 2021, there were 50 fatal crashes resulting in 52 deaths.
These statements are from the initial assessment of the fatal crash, and the investigation is still pending. Fatality information may change.