• July 18, 2022

Judy McGuire, Children Killed, Martin Valdez Injured in Car Accident in Dumas, TX

Dumas, TX -- July 15, 2022, Judy McGuire and two children were killed, Martin Valdez was injured, following a car accident.

Moore County and DPS officials said the crash took place at around 1:30 p.m. in the area of FM 722 outside of Dumas.

Initial reports said that 50-year-old Judy McGuire was in an Acura on northbound FM 722. In a series of events still under investigation, the Acura and a southbound Ford F-150 crashed head-on.

Due to the collision, McGuire and two children in the vehicle sustained fatal injuries. The other driver, identified as Martin Valdez, reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries.

Commentary on Judy McGuire, Martin Valdez Car Accident in Dumas

It's not yet clear what happened here, and some folks may assume it's just a matter of time before authorities get some answers. After all, this thing is usually just someone going too fast or being on their phone, right? Those are common factors, certainly, but jumping to conclusions isn't going to get people the help or the answers they need.

Judy McGuire, Children Killed, Martin Valdez Injured in Car Accident in Dumas, TX

What if something unusual like a mechanical defect caused this? The public didn't know about the GM ignition switch defect for years, and I'm sure a lot of folks were quick to blame those victims for things beyond their control. Common or not, there are families here that deserve to know they're getting the full story. That means ensuring experienced independent investigators look into the details as soon as possible.

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