Lauren Carreon Killed, Jacob Valadez, Zachary Garcia Injured in Car Accident in Schertz, TX
UPDATE (May 3, 2022): In recent reports, the injured victims were identified by authorities. The driver of the pickup was identified as 36-year-old Jacob Valadez. The driver of the car was identified as 24-year-old Zachary Garcia. Right now, additional details about the crash are still under investigation. Authorities say they are considering alcohol as a possibility.
Schertz, TX -- April 23, 2022, Lauren Carreon was killed and two were injured due to an accident where a pickup and a car collided.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2:00 a.m. along I-35 in the area of Cibolo Valley Drive.
In their reports, officials said that 22-year-old Lauren Carreon was a passenger in a car traveling along the interstate. Somehow, the vehicle lost control and hit a barrier, causing the car to overturn. A pickup then crashed into the car.
Due to the collision, Carreon sustained fatal injuries, reports say. The two drivers involved reportedly had serious injuries due to the crash. Right now, specific factors leading up to the crash remain unclear.
Commentary on Lauren Carreon, Jacob Valadez, Zachary Garcia Car Accident in Schertz
Early in the morning, folks will no doubt jump to all kinds of conclusions. People tend to assume accidents around 2:00 a.m. must have involved alcohol. Quite frankly, that's common, and it's worth investigating more thoroughly. That's probably why authorities brought it up in their reports, but there could be extenuating circumstances to consider that may require more thorough independent investigations.
This is due to dram shop law, which says that if a local bar illegally over-serves someone responsible for an accident, that bar can be liable for their role in the crash. With that said, these details are not yet confirmed, and the last thing anyone should do is jump to conclusions. I only bring up dram shop to emphasize just how complex a situation like this can be for victims and families. Ensuring the right people are looking into things is crucial for ensurin they can get the help and the answers they deserve.