Jennalyn Yeager Killed, Teen Injured in Car Accident in Madison County, TX
Madison County, TX -- July 11, 2022, Jennalyn Yeager was killed and a teenager was injured due to an accident where their vehicles collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of FM 2289 and FM 978.
According to reports, 18-year-old Jennalyn Yeager was in a GMC traveling southbound on FM 2289. Reports claim that Yeager ran a stop sign, crashing with a Toyota on westbound FM 978.
Due to the crash, Yeager sustained fatal injuries. The 17-year-old driver of the Toyota was sent to a hospital with unspecified injuries. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Jennalyn Yeager Car Accident in Madison County
As straight-forward as these reports may seem, it's important to understand just how preliminary the reports likely are. More often than not, a report like this is little more than an officer's best guess at what happened. Maybe this is all based on video evidence or numerous witnesses. Maybe authorities here were experienced and well equipped. It could also be, however, that there were unusual circumstances police overlooked.
For example, there was a crash I learned about a while ago where police accused someone of running a stop sign that wasn't even there. It turned out TxDOT had removed that stop sign and forgot to replace it. As unusual as that is, it's one of many examples that show why independent investigations are so important. If a crash taking the life of a teenager isn't a situation worth being thorough as possible, what would be?