• July 01, 2022

Arvada, Colorado Man Killed in Truck Accident on FM 2111 in Runnels County, TX

Runnels County, TX -- June 14, 2022, a Colorado man was killed after an accident where a commercial truck crashed along FM 2111.

Reports said that the crash took place near FM 2111 and CR-332 at around 2:30 p.m. Initial information said that a 55-year-old Arvada, Colorado man was in a Freightliner traveling along FM 2111. While rounding a curve, police believe unsafe speeds caused the 18-wheeler to tip over and roll. Due to the crash, the Colorado man succumbed to fatal injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Colorado Man 18-wheeler Accident on FM 2111 in Runnels County

If it turned out speed was the contributing factor here, it wouldn't be all that surprising. It's pretty much the most common factor in crashes like this. But my concern is always whether or not authorities actually gave the crash the attention it deserves.

Colorado Man Killed in Truck Accident on FM 2111 in Runnels County, TX

With commercial vehicle wrecks, there can be complex factors to consider that the typical police report rarely considers. Did someone load the cargo improperly? Was there an issue with the truck and trailer connection? Did mechanical issues contribute to the crash? Was the driver forced to work dangerously long hours or to drive a vehicle that wasn't properly maintained? Were they trained properly?

These are far from the things one would find in an ordinary car accident. As such, without the right equipment and training, important information can easily slip through the cracks. Maybe authorities have things covered here, but if the victim's loved ones still have yet to get the answers they deserve, then it's not too late for more experienced independent investigators to look into things.

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