Mason Weadock Killed in Car Accident in Gillespie County, TX
Gillespie County, TX -- June 15, 2022, Mason Weadock was killed following an accident where Weadock's vehicle overturned off-road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:22 p.m. along RM 1631 in the area of Knopp School Road.
According to officials, 26-year-old Mason Weadock was in Dodge Ram traveling eastbound along RM 1631. For reasons yet to be confirmed, the vehicle went off the left side of the road, then veered back to the right and overturned into a tree.
Weadock sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash. Right now, additional details surrounding the crash are unavailable.
Commentary on Mason Weadock Single-Vehicle Accident in Gillespie County
With single-vehicle wrecks like this, my main concern is always whether or not it's getting the attention it deserves. Quite frankly, authorities don't often prioritize crashes like this very highly. Aside from looking into things like alcohol, speeding, and cell phone usage, they often will simply move on without really digging into things. Those are certainly common factors and worth investigating, but what about less common factors?
For example, how many departments overlooked all the crashes resulting from the infamous GM ignition switch defect only for years of independent investigations to eventually show those people died to a vehicle defect completely beyond their control? I'm certainly not trying to suggest that happened here, but a proper investigations needs to consider other possibilities, even if it's just to rule them out. One way or another, the priority should be to ensure a grieving family at least knows they're getting the full story.