• May 23, 2022

Barbara Loraine Wymore Killed in 18-wheeler Accident in Kleberg County, TX

Kleberg County, TX -- April 12, 2022 Barbara Loraine Wymore was killed due to an accident where an SUV and an 18-wheeler collided.

Officials were called to the scene at around 4:00 p.m. The crash happened along Highway 141 near mile marker 30.

According to reports, 49-year-old Barbara Loraine Wymore was in a Chevy Suburban traveling westbound along the highway. Police believe that Wymore went into the oncoming lanes where it crashed with an eastbound tractor-trailer.

Due to the collision, Wymore sustained fatal injuries. The truck driver's condition is unclear. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Barbara Loraine Wymore 18-wheeler Accident in Kleberg County

These are obviously concerning details, and it's important there are thorough investigations to make absolutely certain the victim's loved ones are getting the answers they deserve. I don't say this to suggest there's more to this story, but further investigations can and often do show that authorities missed something. Even with authorities here saying they looked at "evidence on scene" and spoke with witnesses, I've seen similar situations turn out to be far more complex than initial reports suggested.

Not long ago, for example, I had a family come to me about a crash with incredibly similar reports. Police said their loved one crossed the center line and hit an 18-wheeler head-on. They simply wanted to be sure they were getting the full story, so we dug deeper. As it turned out, authorities got the facts completely wrong.

Barbara Loraine Wymore 18-wheeler Accident Kleberg County, TX

What actually happened was the 18-wheeler initially drifted left of center. The victim swerved left to avoid it, but the 18-wheeler then swerved back into its original lane as the truck driver realized what was happening. That's how the vehicles ended up crashing in the 18-wheeler's original lane. So what went wrong? Well, the officer left all alone to handle that serious and complex crash was inexperienced, and his department didn't even have proper tools to really look at the forensic evidence to begin with.

To be clear, I'm not trying to suggest that happened here. That's just one of many examples I have come across in my career where there turned out to be far more to a story than what initial reports let on. That's one of the reasons thorough independent investigations are so crucial after a deadly truck wreck. Whether or not similar steps would yield similar results here remains to be seen.

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