• July 14, 2022

Lane Basham Killed, Brittianie Cogen Injured in Crash on Pine Bluff St in Paris, TX

UPDATE (August 1, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as Lane Basham. His injured passenger was later identified as 30-year-old Brittianie Cogen.

Paris, TX — July 12, 2022, a 27-year-old man died in a single-vehicle accident along Pine Bluff Street in Paris.

According to reports the incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on the 500 block of Pine Bluff. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was driving a Chevrolet Silverado west on the wet roadway when he lost control for unspecified reasons. The truck left the road and crashed into a nearby residence and some trees. One of the trees reportedly fell on the pickup, trapping the occupants inside.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the pickup suffered serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Lane Basham, Brittianie Cogen Accident in Paris

Some folks may read the few details of this accident and decide for themselves without further evidence what happened. After many late-night single-vehicle wrecks they're often ready to blame one or more of the most common factors like sleepy driving or distraction from a cell phone. Reports seem to give ample opportunity to blame speeding on a wet road as well.

Lane Basham Killed, Brittianie Cogen Injured in Crash on Pine Bluff St in Paris, TX

All of those possible explanations seem plausible, but it's not right to stop at "good enough" before other possible explanations are evaluated too. There are also less-common factors to consider like vehicular failures or defects, tire blowouts, or even other drivers involved in the crash that left the area without stopping or rendering aid.

Until all the facts are obtained through a thorough reconstruction of the scene and locating any other sources of information, it's important to be patient and not jump to conclusions. At the very least, the victim's loved ones deserve to know all care was taken in learning the truth.

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