Luis Eduardo Hernandez Killed in Rollover Accident in Burnet County, TX
Burnet County, TX -- May 15, 2022, Luis "Eddie" Hernandez was killed due to an accident where his vehicle overturned off-road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:14 p.m. along US Highway 281 near mile marker 422.
Officials said that 37-year-old Luis "Eddie" Hernandez was in a Ford F-150 traveling southbound on the highway. For reasons unconfirmed at this time, the vehicle went off the side of the road where it overturned.
Hernandez sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. It appears no one else was involved in the accident. Police say alcohol may be a factor, but they did not confirm this. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Luis Eddie Hernandez Rollover Accident in Burnet County
To be clear, police bringing up alcohol is often just standard procedure. It's a common factor, so ruling it out is part of just about any thorough investigation. That said, I speak to a lot of families who find out a fatal accident involved alcohol, and they simply don't understand what that can mean for them. I don't blame them, considering it's not the sort of thing authorities typically discuss. That's why I try to address these issues even if it's only for the sake of know.
Whenever alcohol leads to a fatal crash, it's important to find out where that alcohol came from. This is due to Texas dram shop law. The law basically says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only can this be of significant help to the victims and families, it can also make the community safer by ensuring those businesses are held accountable for their actions.
Again, I am not saying that happened here. I'm saying that reports like this rarely ever tell the whole story. When a family is searching for answers, taking the steps to ensure they even know what to look for can be vital. That's why I talk about these issues whenever possible to shed light on possibilities that folks may not otherwise consider.