Isaias Joel Garcia Killed, Juana Caballero Macias, Christina Hernandez Injured in Car Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- June 20, 2022, Isaias Garcia was killed and Juana Caballero Macias and Christina Hernandez were injured in a car accident.
Authorities reported that the crash happened just after 2:30 a.m. along I-10 near Resler.
In their reports, officials said that 22-year-old Isaias Garcia was in a Ford Mustang traveling along I-10. For reasons unclear, the Mustang came to a stop on the interstate. While stopped, a GMC Sierra reportedly driven by 29-year-old Juan Caballero Macias crashed into the Mustang.
Due to the collision, Garcia sustained fatal injuries. Caballero Macias and her passenger, 23-year-old Christina Hernandez, were transported for unspecified injuries.
The factors surrounding the crash are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Isaias Joel Garcia, Juana Caballero Macias, Christina Hernandez Car Accident in El Paso
This early in the morning, some folks may have their own ideas about what happened here. Alcohol, for example, is all too common, and it's often the case that a crash like this involves someone that was illegally over-served by a local bar. That could mean that a business is liable for this tragic event under dram shop law, which is something I often talk about on this blog and why independent investigations are important.
Police mentioned in reports they suspect alcohol was a factor here, so it would be irresponsible not to look into this possibility, even if there may already be a driver having their day in court. But would it really be okay to simply ignore other possibilities? Of course not. That's why it's still important to make sure investigations are thorough. Getting a family the answers and the help they need means getting them the facts. Drunk driver or not, knowing the full story should be a priority.