Keila Wangen Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, TX
Frisco, TX — June 1, 2022, 30-year-old Keila Lee Wangen died in a single-vehicle accident in the rain on the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco.
Authorities say the incident happened Wednesday on the DNT during some rainfall. Reports indicate Wangen was driving north on the tollway when she lost control on the wet road. Her Land Rover slid right, hit a guardrail, and rolled down an embankment on the other side.
Wangen was ejected in the rollover and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Keila Wangen Accident on DNT in Frisco
Investigators seem to think the victim lost control on the wet roadway. It's possible that's really all there is to this matter; goodness knows plenty of accidents happen the same way. However, before anyone just blames rain and then closes the books it's best to ensure all the variables are considered.
Some may be tempted to chalk this up to an unfortunate and costly driver error, but there could be extenuating circumstances that often get overlooked during "by the book" police investigations. For example, I heard about an unusual crash a while ago where a woman was texting and driving when she hit the back of an 18-wheeler. The damage to her vehicle was so minor that nobody could figure out at first why she was so severely hurt. Further investigation found that her car had a defective airbag that didn't inflate until she'd already hit the steering wheel, allowing her injuries to get far worse than they should have been.
I'm not saying a dicey airbag sent the Land Rover off the road in Frisco, but what if things aren't as simple as news reports try to make them seem? If there's a chance that something outside of the driver's control was responsible for the accident and her tragically-fatal injuries, it would be entirely unfair to blame her. Let's hope the authorities keep that in mind while they work to make sense of this terrible event.