• June 01, 2022

Kesha Reed Killed in Car Accident on 34th Street in Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, TX — May 28, 2022, 35-year-old Kesha Reed died in an early-morning traffic collision on 34th Street in Lubbock.

Reports say the incident happened around 2:00 a.m. along the 3500 block of 34th Street near Joliet Avenue. Preliminary investigation suggests Reed was driving a Chevrolet Equinox east on the roadway behind a Ford Fusion. For unknown reasons the Chevy crashed into the back of the Ford, causing the Fusion to cross into the westbound lanes. The Equinox continued east and hit a light pole in a nearby parking lot.

Reed was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead a short time later. The Ford driver, 38-year-old Stephanie Stroud, received moderate injuries in the collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Kesha Reed Accident on 34th St in Lubbock

After reading the reported details of this accident--including the time when it happened--some folks may have jumped to certain conclusions about its cause. Many similar accidents are caused by someone speeding, glancing at a phone instead of watching traffic, or even driving while intoxicated. Because those are so common people instinctively blame every such wreck on those.

However, prudent investigators know not to jump to any conclusions. While the common factors I mentioned need consideration, they're not the only explanations for what happened. For all anyone knows at this point the victim could have hit a bad patch of road or her vehicle's brakes might have failed. That's just a couple of many possibilities that have to be assessed to be sure the truth is found.

Kesha Reed Killed in Car Accident on 34th Street in Lubbock, TX

Even if investigators learn something more common was to blame, that could have further implications. For example, a crash caused by intoxication might mean a local business is liable for the damage done under dram shop law, which holds bars and other alcohol vendors accountable for over-serving their customers.

The takeaway here is that it's important not to make any assumptions no matter how the preliminary details of a crash may be reported. Unless this is a one-in-a-million incident where every needed detail is lit up like Christmas at the scene, there's still a lot of investigation to do before anyone should feel confident saying what occurred.

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