In May, 2022, just before 10 p.m., a Texas intersection became the scene of a horrific tragedy. One of the people involved in the incident was later taken to jail, where he remained for approximately one month, before being released on bond. Sadly, the collision that occurred resulted in multiple fatalities.
Two vehicles were involved in the crash. One was a pickup truck that was carrying a passenger in the cab as well as several other people in the back of the vehicle. The pickup truck reportedly slowed down upon approach to the intersection, but it then kept traveling right into the path of a tractor trailer that was traveling 65 miles per hour through the crossroad.
Police spoke to the pickup truck driver and the cab passenger
During preliminary investigations of the collision, police spoke with the 18-year-old man who is believed to have been behind the wheel of the pickup truck when the crash occurred. However, police say the man told them that he had “no clue” who had been driving the vehicle when it entered the intersection and collided with the massive big rig. The 18-year-old suffered injuries in the collision; however, three people who were riding in the back of the pickup truck died as a result of their injuries.
The person who had been riding in the cab of the pickup truck said that everyone had been drinking alcohol, and the 18-year-old was chosen to drive because he had not consumed as much as everyone else. His blood alcohol content level exceeded the legal limit for driving when tested after the accident. He is now facing several counts of intoxication manslaughter. Losing a loved one in a collision that was preventable intensifies grief in these types of situations. A Texas parent who has lost a child in a collision caused by driver negligence may file a wrongful death claim in a civil court to seek financial recovery for their losses.