• May 23, 2022

Reymundo Arteta Ruiz Killed in Rollover Accident on North Davis Drive in Arlington, TX

UPDATE (June 1, 2022): Officials identified the man killed in the crash as 39-year-old Reymundo Arteta Ruiz. Police continue to consider alcohol a possible contributing factor.

Arlington, TX -- May 21, 2022, one person was killed and two were injured after an accident where a vehicle overturned along North Davis.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around noon off the corner of North Davis Drive and Lamar Boulevard.

In their reports, officials said that 31-year-old Jose Rodriguez Perez and two other men were in a Jeep traveling along North Davis. For reasons unconfirmed, the vehicle lost control and overturned.

One person in the Jeep was killed due to the crash. Rodriguez Perez and the other occupant were injured. Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor, and charges are pending further investigations.

Commentary on Reymundo Arteta Ruiz Rollover Accident in Arlington

Just to be clear up front, I can't make conclusions based solely on preliminary reports. I always take these details with a grain of salt, and it's likely best that others do the same until it can be made certain investigators are getting all the facts.

Reymundo Arteta Ruiz Rollover Accident Arlington, TX

Obviously, any claim of alcohol is one to take seriously. That's especially true if investigations show that a local alcohol provider illegally over-served whoever caused the accident. That establishment could then be liable under dram shop law for breaking the law and contributing to the crash.

With that said, though, investigators must also have the prudence and experience to consider other possibilities, as well. Anything from faulty seatbelts to alcohol to road hazards can contribute to a deadly wreck. A family looking for answers and people in need of assistance at least deserve to know they're getting the whole story.

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