• May 19, 2022

Gwendolynn Diane Phillips Killed in Truck Accident in San Patricio County, TX

San Patricio County, TX -- May 2, 2022, Gwendolynn Diane Philips was killed after an accident were Phillips's vehicle crashed with a commercial truck.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:36 p.m. in the area of US Highway 77 and County Road 1478.

According to officials, 44-year-old Gwendolynn Diane Phillips was in a pickup traveling northbound on the highway. Ahead, a semi-truck had reportedly turned into the inside northbound lane. Phillips's vehicle then somehow crashed into the back of the truck.

As a result of the crash, Phillips succumbed to fatal injuries. The exact factors surrounding the crash remain unclear at this time.

Commentary on Gwendolynn Diane Phillips Truck Accident in San Patricio County

These reports may seem a bit more simple than crashes like this typically are. Perhaps there's more to this than what it seems, but authorities really only say that the victim here rear-ended the truck, and the driver may have been speeding. I can't say if that's true or not. But one key detail they left out is the exact timing of all of this.

Gwendolynn Diane Phillips Truck Accident San Patricio County, TX

This happened after a commercial truck turned onto northbound lanes. If the truck completed that turn, was getting up to speed, and was clearly lit, then it's likely that a reasonably prudent driver should have been able to avoid that. But what if the truck just turned into the path of the victim? What if the truck's taillights were out? What if the truck was going at dangerously low speeds? Even a driver following the speed limit might not be able to avoid a collision then.

Is that something police looked into, or did they just find an easy explanation and stop there? For a gamily grieving the loss of a loved one, it shouldn't be too much to ask that they know they're getting the full story.

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