• January 15, 2021

Charles Westbrook III Killed, Shaka Diaz Twine Injured in Car Accident in Newton County, TX

Newton County, TX -- December 22, 2020, Charles Westbrook III was killed and Shaka Diaz Twine was injured due to an accident where their vehicles crashed.

Officials with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the crash happened early Tuesday in the Trout Creek area.

In their reports, troopers said that 42-year-old Charles Westbrook III was driving a Mazda and "pulled into the path of" a southbound Chevy pickup. As a result, the two vehicles collided.

Westbrook succumbed to fatal injuries as a result of the crash. The other driver, 32-year-old Shaka Diaz Twine, went to a hospital in serious condition.

Additional details about the crash are unavailable at this time.

Commentary on Charles Westbrook III, Shaka Diaz Twine Car Accident in Newton County

Charles Westbrook III Shaka Diaz Twine Car Accident Newton County

I always say that serious wrecks need to be looked at from all angles to ensure the initial reports aren't overlooking anything important. Crashes like this one are no exception. Even when police seem to clearly know the facts, there's no telling what may have slipped through the cracks. For example, there was a crash not long ago out in West Texas when police said a man ran a stop sign, causing a fatal collision. Independent investigations revealed, however, that there was no stop sign at the intersection because TxDOT removed it while working but forgot to put up a new one. Now, I'm not saying anything that drastic happened here, but someone losing their life and another person seriously hurt mean no stone can go unturned.

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