Dorothy “Christy” Weaver Killed in Truck Accident on TX-105 near Moss Hill
Moss Hill, TX — June 16, 2022, 47-year-old Dorothy "Christy" Weaver died and two men were injured in a three-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler on TX-105 near Moss Hill.
Investigators say the wreck happened around 4:05 p.m. According to reports, 58-year-old Brian Gallander's Chevy Silverado pickup was eastbound when he drifted left of center for unknown reasons and hit the driver's side of a westbound 18-wheeler driven by 29-year-old David Dobson. After the impact the big rig jackknifed across both travel lanes and collided with an eastbound Toyota Tundra driven by the victim, 47-year-old Dorothy "Christy" Weaver.
Weaver suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Gallander was airlifted from the scene in serious but stable condition. Dobson's injuries were minor to moderate and he was transported from the scene by ambulance.
The investigation continues but investigators say Gallander may face charges.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Dorothy Weaver Accident near Moss Hill
It seems from reports that a driver may have lost control and traveled left of center, triggering this terrible chain of events. I have no reason to doubt that, but over the years I've developed a habit of taking preliminary reports with a grain of salt. With nothing but the information in reports many people may be winding up to throw the book at the crossover driver, but there may still be details to uncover that change how the wreck should be interpreted.
For instance, right now there doesn't seem to be much insight about exactly why the pickup crossed over. Some may not see a need to figure that out since the result was the same no matter the cause, but a crash caused by driver carelessness and one caused by vehicular failure would be viewed quite differently--to say nothing of how the law would treat them. In addition, there are certain concerns to address about how a passenger vehicle sideswiping a 40-ton truck made it lose control to the point of jackknifing.
Details like those are why it's always best to consider all the variables during an investigation. As more of the dots are connected, making any assumptions about the picture they'll form isn't a good idea. I've seen too many folks rush to judgment after reading a few sentences in the news only to wholly change their minds after more information came to light. However, those revelations may never come if the police are the only ones investigating.
Over the years I've learned that after a major accident--particularly one involving a commercial truck--an independent investigation better ensures the whole truth is found. The folks affected by it at least deserve to know they got all the available answers. Any other actions beyond just bringing them the truth depend on what that truth turns out to be.