Teague Man Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident on FM 2777 in Freestone County, TX
Freestone County, TX -- June 18, 2022, a Teague man was killed and another person was injured following a car accident off FM 2777.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:42 a.m. along FM 2777 near County Road 900. In their reports, officials said that a 29-year-old Teague man was driving a Dodge Journey along southbound FM 2777. It appears the vehicle lost control and went off-road where it crashed into a tree.
The driver sustained fatal injuries in the crash. A 26-year-old woman in the vehicle reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Police said alcohol is a possible factor, but this and other details have yet to be confirmed.
Commentary on Fatal Car Accident on FM 2777 in Freestone County
With a crash like this, it's important to understand how complex things can get when getting answers for victims and families. For instance, police say alcohol could be a factor here. If evidence shows that to be true, will they also determine where the alcohol came from?
Bars and other establishments can be liable under dram shop law for contributing to deadly wrecks if they illegally over-served the driver. That's not the kind of thing authorities tend to look into on their own, which is why I am so adamant about independent investigations.
Whether this was due to alcohol, mechanical defects, distraction, a medical condition, road hazards, or even some other reckless driver that left the scene, it's best to get as much evidence as possible and to let the evidence speak for itself. Are those steps being taken here?