• March 29, 2021

Cathy Marks, Robert Guy Marino Killed in Tire Blowout Accident in Mineola, TX

UPDATE (March 30, 2021): Recent reports indicated that Robert Guy Marino succumbed to the injuries he sustained in the crash. Investigations into the crash are ongoing.

Mineola, TX -- March 27, 2021, Cathy Marks was killed and Robert Guy Marino was injured as the result of an accident where a tire blowout led to a crash.

Investigators responded to the crash scene at around 1:20 p.m. about two miles south of Mineola. Authorities said that Robert Guy Marino was driving a vehicle along US 69. 64-year-old Cathy Marks was a passenger in the vehicle. While traveling, a tire separated, causing the vehicle to run off-road and overturn in a ditch.

Due to the crash, Marks sustained fatal injuries. Marino went to a hospital with serious injuries. Right now, additional details surrounding the crash are unavailable.

Commentary on Cathy Marks, Robert Guy Marino Tire Blowout Accident in Mineola

Some folks read about tragic tire blowout accidents like this and assume it's all just some unavoidable tragedy. That could be true, depending on why the tire separate. Obviously if something was in the road and punctured the tire, that's not really something a driver can watch out for. What makes situations like this so complex, however--and why police reports alone may not be enough--is the possibility of a tire defect.

Cathy Marks Robert Guy Marino Tire Blowout Accident Mineola TX

While not that common, a manufacturing defect can cause tires to fail under normal use. It's one thing for drivers to go around with worn tires. It's another thing entirely if they have every reason to believe the tire is safe only for it to fail on its own. Investigating this and distinguishing a defect from a typical tire blowout is incredibly complex and requires particular tools. Quite frankly, police departments rarely prioritize tire reconstruction that highly. That's why I always make sure an independent investigator who has these specialized tools has a chance to examine the tire and get the victims and families some answers. Hopefully steps are taken to ensure those affected by this devastating event get similar answers.

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