UPDATE: Aisee Mwembo Killed in Single-vehicle Accident in Missouri City, TX
UPDATE: (January 15, 2020) Local authorities have identified the woman killed in this incident as Aisee Mwembo, 36, of Sugar Land, Texas.
Missouri City, TX -- January 13, 2020, A woman died in a single-vehicle accident.
The events under investigation took place at night at the intersection of Kirkpatrick Way and Riverstone Crossing Drive, near University Boulevard.
While the specific events leading up to the crash have not yet been established, authorities discovered the woman's vehicle in a lake and broke its window to extract the driver.
Paramedics transported her to a nearby hospital, where she later succumbed to injuries sustained in the wreck.
Authorities are looking into fog and unfamiliarity as potential contributing factors.
Given how little information has been established so far about this crash, I don't want to speculate too much about what might have caused it. What I can say, based not on speculation but on my long experience litigating similar crashes that turned out to be more than they seemed, is that they often don't get the investigative attention they deserve from police. I'm not necessarily criticizing the police in saying this; their objective is to investigate and solve crimes, which a crash of this nature generally doesn't present.
However, that doesn't change the fact that the absence of a comprehensive investigation leaves the families left behind in crashes like this to try and piece together what happened on their own, and the answers arrived at that way often bring the opposite of comfort. Hopefully an independent professional specializing in such investigations can look into this incident, so that the victim's family can get the answers they deserve.