• May 24, 2022

Teenager Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Green Acres in Hays County, TX

Hays County, TX -- May 8, 2022, a teenager was killed following an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of Green Acres Drive.

In their reports, officials said that the crash took place at around 12:05 a.m. along Green Acres Drive near Eastern Road.

According to investigators, an 18-year-old was in a Ford F-150 traveling northbound on CR 279. For reasons unconfirmed, the pickup went off the side of the road where it hit a tree and overturned.

As a result of the crash, the driver sustained fatal injuries. Police said they're looking into alcohol as a possible factor.

Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on Green Acres in Hays County

It's obviously concerning when authorities bring up alcohol. That's especially true for a tragic accident taking the life of a teenager. Don't get me wrong--that's absolutely something worth looking into. Not only could that mean someone out there is giving alcohol to underage drinkers, it could even mean they're liable for this awful crash.

Hays County, TX Single-Vehicle Accident Kills Teen Green Acres eastern

This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. With that said, there are plenty of examples of authorities bringing up alcohol in their reports only for evidence to show nothing of the sort led to the crash.

That's one of the reasons independent investigations are so important. A family deserves to know they're getting the full story, regardless of whether or not someone out there contributed to the accident. It remains to be seen if authorities are actually giving this tragedy the attention it deserves to ensure that no important details slipped through the cracks.

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