Eric McGarity Killed, 7 Injured in Car Accident in Trenton, TX
Trenton, TX -- May 30, 2022, Eric McGarity was killed and seven were injured following an accident where multiple cars collided.
Officials were called to the scene near the Fannin and Collin County lines along Highway 121 at around 10:00 p.m.
According to reports, Eric McGarity was in a vehicle traveling southbound on the highway. Reports claim his vehicle went into oncoming lanes where a multi-vehicle, chain reaction crash occurred.
Due to the collision, McGarity reportedly died at the scene. One person involved had to be airlifted while six others were transported via ground ambulance for their injuries.
Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Eric McGarity Car Accident in Trenton
When folks see an apparent crossover wreck late at night, they tend to jump to all kinds of conclusions. Part of the reason for that is common factors are mistakes like distracted driving or drunk driving. Those are important to consider, of course. That's especially true if a local bar over-served the victim and contributed to the crash under dram shop law. But are authorities equipped to ensure they look into less likely possible factors?
Mechanical issues, tire defects, road hazards, medical emergencies--these are all possibilities that have caused serious wrecks before. Because they're less common, however, independent investigations we conduct have often shown that police completely overlooked those possibilities. Maybe the authorities here are being more thorough, but taking steps to ensure all the victims and families know the full story would be prudent.