• January 28, 2022

John Hawkins, John Allen Walts Killed in Car Accident in Sabinal, TX

Sabinal, TX -- January 25, 2022, John Hawkins and John Allen Walts were killed following an accident where their vehicles collided.

Authorities responded to the area north of town along RR 187 at around 7:14 p.m. According to investigators, 57-year-old Cy-Fair Firefighter John Hawkins was in a Ford Transit van traveling southbound on the roadway. From oncoming lanes, authorities said that a Ford F-350 driven by 45-year-old John Allen Walts attempted to pass in a no passing zone, colliding with Hawkins's van.

As a result of the collision, both Hawkins and Walts succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, investigations into the factors surrounding the crash are ongoing.

Commentary on John Hawkins, John Allen Walts Car Accident in Sabinal

When there are reports like this which seem pretty straight-forward, it can mislead people to think there's nothing more the victims' loved ones would need to know. That could be true, but it's important to make sure all of the evidence gets attention. There's no telling what unusual factors may have made fatal an otherwise survivable crash.

John Hawkins, John Allen Walts Car Accident Sabinal, TX

Did authorities look into the seatbelts and airbags? Was the driver crossing the line just being reckless, or did their vehicle lose control? Did they have a medical condition? Was visibility poor in the area? Is this road known for being dangerous to motorists? Was alcohol a factor? Were any other vehicles involved initial reports failed to mention? Some of these possible factors may not be all that likely, but the families affected by this awful tragedy at least deserve to know they're getting the full story.

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