Celeste Adrianzen-Calderon Killed in Pecos County, TX Rollover Crash
Pecos County, TX — June 14, 2022, Celeste Adrianzen-Calderon was killed and a teenager was injured in a rollover accident in Pecos County.
According to reports the incident happened around 10 a.m. on U.S. Highway 385. Preliminary investigation suggests Adrianzen-Calderon was driving a Chevy Suburban north on the highway when she failed to negotiate a curve. The SUV ran off the east side of the road, overturned, and rolled.
Adrianzen-Calderon was pronounced dead at the scene. A 17-year-old passenger in the Suburban suffered serious injuries and was taken to an Odessa hospital.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Celeste Adrianzen-Calderon Accident in Pecos County
t's not clear what exactly went wrong here, so I hope people don't jump to any conclusions until the picture is clearer. Folks read about a single-vehicle wreck and tend to think the driver made a mistake like speeding or looking at their phone.
Each of those is well-known for causing similar accidents, and they're important to investigate as a matter of procedure. However, just because some factors are common doesn't mean they should be taken for granted. Will authorities consider less-common possibilities too?
Take for example the infamous GM ignition switch defect from years ago. A manufacturing error led an important part to suddenly cut off power to vehicles, leaving them rolling along without vital features like anti-lock braking, power steering, and even airbags.
The defect and the crashes it caused reportedly killed over a hundred people and injured many others, yet the public didn't know about the problem for years. It took independent investigators diligently connecting the dots to finally bring the truth out into the open.
In the meantime, though, far too many people read about those deadly wrecks and assumed the victims did something wrong. That's an example of why jumping to conclusions can be so harmful. A woman died and another was injured, and it's important that their loved ones get answers about how and why that happened.