Bobby Henderson Killed in Auto Accident on I-20 in Mitchell County, TX
Mitchell County, TX — June 7, 2022, driver Bobby Henderson was killed in a crash with a box truck on Interstate 20 in Mitchell County.
According to reports the incident happened Tuesday evening along westbound I-20 near mile marker 211. Preliminary investigation suggests Henderson was driving west when he collided under unknown circumstances with a box truck that was reportedly stopped on the highway.
Henderson suffered fatal injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Bobby Henderson Accident on I-20 in Mitchell County
Right now there are quite a few important details missing from reports. That could mean investigators are just playing things close to the vest until they have a better understanding, or it could mean they really don't know yet what they're looking at. I'm not coming down on them for not having all the answers right after the wreck, but I hope they're able to make some sense out of it soon.
As things stand people might be inclined to point fingers either direction when talking about who's responsible for the damage. On the one hand the victim allegedly crashed into a stopped truck, but on the other reports say the truck was just stopped in the roadway for unknown reasons. Both sides may have some share of responsibility, but part of the investigation is determining which of those things was the proximate cause of the victim's tragically fatal injuries.
To help determine that many details must still be figured out: Why did the truck stop in the road? Was it disabled? Did the driver have some kind of medical issue that forced them to stop? How long were they there before the victim arrived? Was there still daylight at the time? If not, were the vehicles' lights on? How fast was the victim traveling? Was his full attention on the road?
That's just a handful of the many questions that still need addressing before anyone can say what happened. The point isn't to overcomplicate things, just to ensure the bigger picture is understood. Most accidents are far more complex than a simple "who hit whom. To ensure the victim's loved ones get the answers and help they deserve, someone will have to look carefully at all the possible factors. Will police invest the time and effort to do the job right?