A 24-year-old man died in a car accident in Dayton, Texas, early Sunday morning.
The incident happened around 2 a.m on Sunday, Oct. 20. Authorities said Luke Whitworth was driving home alone after watching his beloved team the Astros win the ALCS. The man lost control of his car and crashed into a tree, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.
He left behind a wife and a family, who were heartbroken over his death.
After the Astros reach the World Series, Whitworth immediately bought one ticket, his brother said.
His last text message to his mom Cathy Hughes was about two and a half hours before he had his accident. It read, “I just spent $800 on a World Series ticket hell yeah.”
“He was probably one of their biggest fans,” said his wife Madison Roberts.
Whitworth’s aunt Kathy Smith shared on social media about her nephew’s death and asked people to make signs saying, “Luke you are here with us in spirit #takeitbackforluke.” The post is now going viral.
“He’s gonna be able to see it and he’s gonna have the best seat in the house to watch it all,” said Hughes. “They’re gonna take it back and he’s gonna have a big party then.”
According to Blue Bonnet News, the crash started a chain of events that led to another fatality.
The website said that another vehicle attempted to give aid to Whitworth after realizing that he had crashed. Both people in the second car exited and went over to Whitworth’s car. While they were trying to help, a Toyota Tundra struck the couple’s car, killing a female.
The victim who died at the scene was Eleazar Limon, 43. Whitworth was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston where he pronounced dead later, Blue Bonnet News reported.
“The staff at Memorial Hermann did make contact with Whitworth’s father and gave notification of his death. The Harris County Medical Examiners Office will perform an autopsy on Whitworth on Oct. 21,” said Capt. John Coleman, spokesperson for Dayton Police Department.
The driver of Toyota Tundra was 32-year-old Daniel Herrera. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital Downtown and was released after receiving treatment, according to the post.