Jasmine Alisa Arenas Killed in Pedestrian Accident on I-45 in Walker County, TX
UPDATE (May 11, 2022): Sources have identified the victim killed in the accident as 29-year-old Jasmine Alisa Arenas. Police continue to investigate the factors surrounding the accident.
Walker County, TX -- January 29, 2022, a Columbus woman was killed as the result of an accident where a vehicle struck the man along I-45.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 9:16 p.m. along I-45 near mile marker 121.
According to officials, a 29-year-old Columbus woman was walking and apparently entered a lane of travel. There, a vehicle pulling a trailer hit the woman. This resulted in fatal injuries.
After the accident, authorities listed a .215 BAC for the deceased woman. At this time, this and other factors remain unconfirmed.
Commentary on Jasmine Arenas Pedestrian Accident in Walker County
It may not seem like there's much point to listing someone's BAC after a pedestrian accident other than simply being thorough. However, that single detail could be crucial if it turns out some outside party played a role in the tragic event. But how exactly does that work?
I'll give an example from a situation I handled a while back. A family came to me after a loved one wandered onto a freeway where a vehicle hit and killed him. Through our investigations, we found out he'd been drinking at a local bowling alley with some friends. Our findings revealed evidence that the bowling alley illegally over-served the man while he was obviously intoxicated, which ultimately led to the fatal accident.
As a result of that establishment's negligent actions, they were liable for the tragic accident under dram shop law. What less experienced investigators may have written off as someone just being reckless crossing a highway ended up being a complex series of events leading to a serious legal matter against a local business. I'm not saying anything like that happened here, but shouldn't every step be taken to get folks the answers they deserve?