Meet Mercedes Andrea Palacios, girlfriend of Jeff Gladney who died in the Dallas car accident. The terrible accident ended up taking the life of the Texas native. While only Jeff was recognized at first, later on, Mercedes’s family confirmed the news of her death.
Keep on scrolling down this article to learn more about her age, job, and family members.
Meet Mercedes Andrea Palacios, Jeff Gladney Girlfriend Who Died In A Car Accident
Dallas County medical examiner identified the passenger killed in a car crash as Mercedes Andrea Palacios, Jeff Gladney’s girlfriend. She died in the crash which also claimed the life of her boyfriend Jeff. According to DailyMail, Dallas County Police and Mercedes’s family confirmed she was the woman who died alongside in the collision.
Her recent IG posts revealed that she and Jeff were recently in Miami enjoying their vacation. However, she only revealed the ‘Interstate 30’ tattoo clearly visible on her partner’s left arm which proved that she was with the NFL star.
Andrea and Jeff were in a white Mercedes SUV which clipped another car from behind around 2:30 am Monday morning in Dallas, Texas. The couple’s SUV then smashed into a pillar, killing both in the accident. The passengers from the other car did not suffer any major injury, according to police.
However, it was unclear whether it was Jeff or Mercedes who was driving the SUV. Police believed that speeding might’ve been the reason behind the rash. It is not clear whether they were driving under the influence. Mercedes is seen traveling in a car next to Gladney, who is driving, in a video uploaded online by devastated family members, however, it is unclear if it was shot on the night of their deaths.
Was Mercedes Andrea Palacios The Mother Of Jeff Gladney’s Son?
No, Mercedes Andrea Palacios wasn’t the mother of Jeff Gladney’s son Kingston Gee Gladney. The NFL star had his son from his previous relationship. Jeff’s son turned 1 year old on 23 February 2022.
In his recent post, Jeff wrote, “Happy 1st birthday to the Lil guy who came in and changed my life. From the first time I laid eyes on you, I’ve been in love. You wouldn’t understand how the thought of you has gotten me through many of my darkest days. Although we have many many more birthdays and memories to come this one is special. Daddy got you 4L my Lil spoiled man. Happy Cake Day Kingston Gee Gladney‼️”
Mercedes Andrea Palacios Age
At the time of her death, Mercedes Andrea Palacios was 26 years old.
Mercedes Andrea Palacios Family
Mercedes Andrew Palacios was born to her father Oscar Palacios. Her father was born on 8 September 1967 in Chimaltitan, Jalisco, Mexico. According to his obituary, his proudest moment was serving in the US Army and the birth of Mercedes.
Her paternal grandparents were Federico and Sonia Figueroa. Federico is currently married to Julia Palacios. Her father also had a twin brother Jesse. Other uncles are Antonio, Federico II, and Luis.
Moreover, Mercedes also had three aunts named Socorro, Columba, and Lorie.
Mercedes lost her father on 11 January 2009 at the age of 41. On 19 March 2022, she posted a picture of visiting her father in his cemetery.
She also has a brother named John Paul Figueroa who spoke to Dallas’ NBC Affiliate. They added, “It’s just two great souls gone. She was just a loving, selfless person”. He added, “She was just a loving, selfless person. Just outgoing. I know she loved Jeff because they were always together”.
Mercedes Andrea Palacios Job
Mercedes Andrea Palacios was working at Ride4Health alongside her brother John Paul. Ride5Health is a software and transportation firm.
The firm paid tribute to her in a statement on Facebook that read, “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the loss of one of our extended Ride4Health employees. Early yesterday morning, Ride4Health ▪︎ the Dallas, Texas Executive Service Location lost a valued employee, loving family member, and beautiful friend.
“Mercedes Palacios passed away tragically in a vehicle accident near Dallas. She was 26 years old. She worked at Ride4Health under the direction of her brother John Paul.
“Please join us in prayer for Mercedes and John Paul during this extremely difficult time. And keep their family, friends, and our extended Ride4Health family in your thoughts and continued prayers. We say it all of the time, Ride4Health is a Family. We’re here to support John Paul and each other. ❤
The statement concluded, “We’re personally sending our love to John Paul and his entire family. Thank you all for your care & concern and prayers of peace & healing. Rest In Peace, Mercedes”.
Her second Facebook revealed that she studied Nursing at Tarleton State University. She graduated in 2018.
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Where Was Mercedes Andrea Palacios From?
According to her Facebook, Mercedes Andrea Palacios is a native of Fort Worth, Texas.