• May 18, 2022

Roberto Vasquez, Rafael Garza, Noah Salcido Killed in Auto Accident on CR 1083 in Midland County, TX

Midland County, TX -- May 16, 2022, Noah Salcido, Roberto Vasquez, and Rafael Garza were killed in an auto accident on County Road 1083 in Midland County.

Authorities say the incident happened Monday night at the intersection of CR 1083 and Farm to Market Road 307. Preliminary investigation suggests Salcido was driving a Mercedes-Benz vehicle north on CR-1083 when he allegedly ran a stop sign at FM 307. After entering the intersection the car was hit by an eastbound Dodge Ram pickup driven by Kari Morris.

Vasquez (40), Garza (32), and Salcido (23) were killed in the crash. Morris (36) was taken to a Midland hospital where she was treated and released.

No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Roberto Vasquez, Rafael Garza, Noah Salcido Accident in Midland County

So far it doesn't seem like police can say why this terrible event occurred. It might be something as simple as a costly moment of carelessness, but because there's a chance that something else was involved it's best that a careful investigation be conducted and the real truth is found. Was the car's driver distracted by something when he allegedly ran the stop sign? Did the car have mechanical or brake problems that kept it from stopping there? Is signage clearly visible at the intersection? Did anything block the driver's sightlines and keep him from seeing the approaching pickup? Is it possible the driver's judgment was compromised somehow, like being under the influence of alcohol?

I'm not saying I know any of the above factors were involved, but at the same time I think most would agree it'd be best to know the specific reason for a tragic loss of three lives. Those questions and many others need answers in pursuit of the truth, but I can't help but wonder if police will be as thorough as is needed to uncover the whole story. If there's any doubt about the breadth of their investigation or their dedication to getting to the bottom of things, the victims' loved ones may want to consider investigations of their own with the help of independent experts. Above all it's best if they're provided as many answers as possible. If there are other steps to take that would depend largely on what those answers turn out to be.

Noah Salcido, Roberto Vasquez, Rafael Garza Killed in Auto Accident on CR 1083 in Midland County, TX
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