• March 15, 2022

Harrison Savoy Killed in Rollover Accident on US-87 in Howard County, TX

Howard County, TX -- March 12, 2022, 24-year-old Harrison Joseph Savoy was killed in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 87 in Howard County.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly after 9:00 p.m. on US-87 nera mile marker 364, roughly 11 miles south of Big Spring. Preliminary investigation suggests Savoy was driving a BMW X5 south on the roadway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The SUV left the travel lanes and crashed through a nearby fence, then overturned and rolled several times before coming to rest.

Savoy, reportedly not wearing a seat belt at the time, was ejected during the rollover and suffered fatal injuries.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Harrison Savoy Accident on US-87 in Howard County

Folks may be tempted to blame a late-night wreck like this on one or more of just a handful of common causes. For instance, after such a terrible accident many people tend to point fingers at driver distraction, fatigue, or in some cases intoxication.

Each of those possibilities warrants consideration, as it's true they (and combinations of them) are behind many such incidents. Impairment in particular may need careful consideration since that might mean a local bar is liable for the damage done under dram shop law if it over-served the victim before the crash.

With all that said, though, just because those factors come up a lot doesn't mean they're the only explanations for what happened. Prudent investigators will look beyond them and consider less-common possibilities as well.

Harrison Savoy Killed in Rollover Accident on US-87 in Howard County, TX

Things like mechanical defects, road hazards, medical emergencies, tire failure, hit-and-run vehicles that left the scene, etc. may not cause as many accidents as cell phones and alcohol, but they still happen every single day and can't be overlooked or dismissed without proper investigation. Even worse, without the right experience and equipment authorities may easily overlook evidence of these factors being involved. Will steps be taken here to get answers for the victim's loved ones? At the very least they deserve to know whatever can be learned after their terrible loss.

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