• January 13, 2022

Gustavo Castillo Killed in Multi-Car Accident on Freeway in Houston, TX

UPDATE (January 25, 2022): Authorities released additional details about the crash. According to police, Gustavo Castillo was in a vehicle that crashed along the freeway allegedly during an argument with someone else in the vehicle. After that crash, Castillo got out on foot. While in the roadway, an unknown swerved to avoid the stopped vehicle and hit Castillo. After this, a Chevy Equinox swerved and hit the stopped vehicle. The vehicle that hit Castillo reportedly left the scene. Both the driver of the Chevy and the driver of Castillo's vehicle were allegedly driving while intoxicated. No further information is currently available.

Houston, TX -- January 13, 2022, at least one person was killed as the result of an accident where a car crashed along the Gulf Freeway.

Authorities responded to the area of Gulf Freeway and Lockwood Drive at around 2:45 a.m. The exact cause of the crash remains unclear at this time. A vehicle traveling along inbound lanes of the freeway somehow crashed. It's unclear at this time if any other vehicles were involved. At least one person died due to the crash. Investigations are ongoing.

Commentary on Gustavo Castillo Car Accident on Gulf Freeway at Lockwood in Houston

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First of all, the fact that a vehicle left the scene after hitting the victim is absolutely unacceptable, and there must be continued efforts to identify that driver so they can be held responsible. But the fact there are so many vehicles and an alleged altercation involved certainly makes things more complex. Not only that, but the allegation that two drivers were intoxicated also can make things complex. That could even lead to local bars being involved here if they over-served any of the drivers, since victims and their families can hold those establishments accountable under dram shop law for playing a role in the accident. I don't say any of this to speculate but rather to reinforce to people just how complex accidents can be. If nothing else, situations like this warrant extensive efforts to get answers for the victim's loved ones.


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