Calvin Sidney Williams II Killed in Truck Accident in Reeves County, TX
Reeves County, TX -- February 18, 2022, Calvin Sidney Williams II was killed due to an accident where a truck crashed along the interstate.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 10:00 p.m. along I-10 near mile marker 187.
According to reports, 45-year-old Calvin Sidney Williams II was in a commercial truck traveling westbound on I-10. While rounding a curve, the truck somehow went off the side of the road, went through a guardrail, and overturned down an embankment.
Due to the crash, Williams sustained fatal injuries. Reports did not give any additional details about the crash.
Commentary on Calvin Sidney Williams II Truck Accident in Reeves County
It frustrates me how often I look into serious truck wrecks like this only to find almost no information available. That's not because I feel like I'm entitled to know anything in particular but rather because this can be a sign the crash isn't actually getting the attention it deserves.
With commercial trucks, all kinds of things can go wrong, many of which a driver doesn't necessarily have control over. Defects, cargo shifts, medical emergencies, tire blowouts, trucks their employers don't repair, unreasonable hours they're forced to work, a lack of proper training, etc. Despite this, it's not unusual to see dozens of reports where police don't say anything more than, "The truck crashed off-road."
Maybe authorities were thorough here and simply got the facts to the victim's loved ones without releasing them to the public. But if a family isn't getting the answers they deserve, it's important steps are taken to get them those facts.