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Speeding, intoxicated Iowa man accused of double-homicide by vehicle after fatal crash


This news story was published on January 20, 2019.
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DES MOINES – A speeding, intoxicated Iowa man is accused of double-homicide by vehicle after a fatal crash late last month.

On December 29, 2018, 37-year-old Travis Gonzales of Bondurant, was westbound on I-80 near the 138 mile marker driving at a high rate of speed when the vehicle he was operating rear ended a vehicle containing two occupants who later died from the crash: Driver, Austin Gainuss, age 22 and passenger Joshua Cox, 24. After impact, both vehicles lost control and entered the north ditch of I-80. Gonzales’ speed was found to be 126 mph in a 65 mph zone. Gonzales showed several signs of impairment and made several incriminating statements causing troopers to serve a search warrant on the subject for blood. The blood was analyzed at the DCI Crime Lab and a BAC of .219 was returned.

On Tuesday, January 15, Gonzales was arrested and charged by the Iowa State Patrol and booked in the Polk County Jail on the following charges:

2 COUNTS OF HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE – O.W.I.
2 COUNTS OF HOMICIDE BY VEHICLE – RECKLESS DRIVING
OPERATING WHILE INTOXICATED – 1ST OFFENSE

Gonzales

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7 Responses to Speeding, intoxicated Iowa man accused of double-homicide by vehicle after fatal crash

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 22, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    NON Observer as always with your democrap/socialism cortez agenda you for got the punch line ! ” ILLEGAL” IMMIGRANT – wrap bullchit in a candy wrapper – still BULLCHIT !

  2. Observer the Original Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    What if his last name was Kowalski? Or Czuczuk? Or Wojcik? Or Yoder? Or Arronson? Or Cierny? Or Mayer? Or Simkus?

    Would any of those people be less welcome in the U.S.? After all, they were immigrants. What about Asians? Or Chinese? Or Creoles?

    Or are you hung up on Hispanics?

    Once you get rid of them, who will be next? French? Jamaicans? Serbians? Ukrainians? Where will it end?

  3. Mike Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    He should have kept his burro!

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 21, 2019 at 8:38 am

    Build THE WALL ! Throw the socialists in the democrat party in jail FOREVER! Profession liars / thieves and Anti Americans !

    • Observer the Original Reply Report comment

      January 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out the 5 million Polish.

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out the 1.9 million Irish.

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out the 2 million Jews?

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out the 7.5 million Germans.

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out the 3.8 million Chinese.

      Maybe if we had a wall, we could have kept out bigoted people like you.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        January 21, 2019 at 7:54 pm

        bigoted people will be here until the end of time.