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Affidavit: Longview man looking at phone when driving during fatal head-on crash

Luis Gonzales-Rivas, 29, of Longview
Luis Gonzales-Rivas, 29, of Longview(Gregg County Jail)
Updated: Jun. 9, 2021 at 4:37 PM CDT
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LONGVIEW, Texas (KLTV) - A Longview man was distracted by his phone when he wrecked with a woman, killing her in an April crash.

Luis Gonzales-Rivas, 29, of Longview, has been charged with manslaughter for the death of 81-year-old Luevenia Barnes who died the day after the April 4 crash.

According to the arrest affidavit, Gonzales-Rivas approached the trooper after the crash saying “that was my fault” and “she was coming this way, I didn’t see it.”

Gonzales-Rivas is being held on a $50,000 bond in the Gregg County Jail.

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