Terence Rowe Killed in Multi-Vehicle Accident on I-30 in Dallas, TX
UPDATE (June 20, 2022): The victim of this accident has been identified as 29-year-old Terence Rowe.
Dallas, TX — June 13, 2022, a man was killed in a multi-vehicle hit-and-run accident on Interstate 30 in East Dallas.
Authorities say the incident happened early Monday morning at Interstate 30 and Dolphin Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim's car was stalled in the left travel lane of the roadway when a box truck crashed into it. Another car and a pickup truck also became involved in the wreck.
The driver of the stalled vehicle died in the collision. No other injuries were reported.
According to reports the driver of the box truck and the pickup both fled the scene. The second car's driver and a witness remained and attempted to help the victim.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Terence Rowe on I-30 in Dallas
So far this accident still has a lot of moving parts to address and questions to answer. What happened that caused the victim's car to stall on the road? Were his lights on after he stopped? The area seems to have quite a few streetlights, so how visible was the stalled car? Why the did the box truck hit it? What about the other drivers? Were any of them distracted, falling asleep, or possibly impaired? Why did the drivers of the box truck and the pickup flee after the crash? Did they have something to hide?
That's just a handful of the many lingering questions I hope law enforcement will resolve. However, I'm not sure the crash will be followed long enough to tie up every loose end. By next week the news will be talking about a new tragedy and police may have dozens of new priorities tugging at them, meaning this may not get the careful attention it deserves unless someone else steps in.
A man lost his life and two possibly-responsible people (one potentially a professional truck driver) remain at large, so someone needs to ensure both those issues are properly addressed. Will that be police, or would independent investigations stand a better chance of seeing justice done?