Faedra Early Killed in Car Accident on Wayside Drive in Houston, TX
Houston, TX -- April 15, 2022, 25-year-old Faedra Early was killed in a single-vehicle accident on South Wayside Drive in Houston.
Authorities say the incident happened around 1:25 a.m. in the area of 14100 South Wayside Drive. Preliminary investigation suggests Early was driving a Ford Mustang north on the roadway when she failed to maintain her lane for unknown reasons. The Mustang veered off the road and hit a metal culvert pipe in a drainage ditch, then rebounded back into the road and came to rest.
Faedra Early reportedly suffered fatal injuries in the crash.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Faedra Early Accident on Wayside Dr in Houston
Some folks may read the few details of this accident and decide for themselves without further evidence what happened. After many late-night single-vehicle wrecks they're often ready to blame one or more of the most common factors, like driver fatigue or distraction from a cell phone. Cynical readers might even try to blame impairment, though no mention was made of that in the limited information of news releases.
I'm not personally suggesting alcohol was involved in this wreck, but the statistics about solo crashes like this also can't be dismissed out of hand. Impairment is a common enough factor that police will probably at least consider the possibility. Harris County law enforcement tends to be particularly sensitive about alcohol since the county generally leads the state in DWI-related accidents. Because the issue is so prevalent, local police often look for its signs in crashes where it conceivably could be a factor.
However, it should only be one of many possibilities they look at. There are also less-common but still important factors to consider like vehicular failures, tire blowouts, hazardous road or weather conditions, or even other drivers involved in the crash that left the area without stopping or rendering aid.
Until all the facts are obtained through a thorough reconstruction of the scene and seeking out any additional sources of information like local security camera footage or eyewitness statements, it's important to be patient and not jump to conclusions. At the very least, the victim's loved ones deserve to know that all care was taken to discover the truth of what caused their tragic loss.