Lindale, TX — November 13, 2017, Sydney Pucheu was fatally injured following an accident in which a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler collided on I-20.

According to preliminary details released by Smith County officials, the incident happened around noon near the intersection of I-20 and FM 849.

Officials stated that an 18-wheeler was traveling along I-20 when traffic began to back up. As it did so, a Chevy SUV crashed into the back of the 18-wheeler.

The driver of the SUV, identified as 23-year-old Pucheu, died at the scene of the crash. No one else was injured.

At this time, investigations are ongoing.

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Commentary

It’s still early following this crash, so it’s not too surprising that police haven’t finished their investigations yet. Many people often are of the mind that after a serious accident like this, it’s best to wait for police to finish their investigations. This is a prudent approach, but it may surprise some people to hear that those efforts may not be enough to get the victims and their families the answers they need.

I don’t mean to disparage the efforts of police officers, but the reality is that many departments don’t have experience with accidents as complex as one involving an 18-wheeler. The factors involved in many of these kinds of accidents are often easily overlooked without the right experience or the right equipment. As a result, many police reports end up being incomplete or outright mistaken.

After a serious accident like this, victims and their families need to know the full story. Whether they want to pursue justice or simply want to know the truth of what occurred, they need tangible evidence in their hands to find a resolution to a time of immeasurable tragedy. By having an experienced private investigator look into the accident, they can ensure someone with years of experience and proper equipment is looking into the details. The sooner a professional can get to the scene, the sooner those affected can get the full story they deserve.

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