Rosendo Varela Killed in Crash with TxDOT Truck on US-90 near Dayton
Dayton, TX — July 26, 2022, 23-year-old Rosendo Varela died in a rear-end crash with a TxDOT truck on U.S. Highway 90 near Dayton.
According to reports the incident happened around 9:35 a.m. on US-90 between Dayton and Liberty. Preliminary investigation suggests Varela was driving an Acura SUV west on the highway when for unknown reasons he crashed into the back of a westbound TxDOT construction vehicle that was in the area for road work.
Varela was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Rosendo Varela Accident near Dayton
Reports seem to have a fair handle on what happened here, but at the same time they don't shed much light on why things went that way. Why did the victim hit the back of the work truck? Was he awake, alert, and paying attention to the road? How fast were both vehicles traveling? Were both in good repair? What lane were they in? What was visibility like in that area? Were there any witnesses? Those are just a few of the many questions that must still be addressed.
I'm not trying to complicate things or point fingers here. I'm only saying that a few sentences in the news can't fully explain a fatal crash like this one. If for no other reason than to bring the victim's loved ones answers, someone should take a closer look. Law enforcement might still do that, but this wouldn't be the first time they just filed a vague report and moved on to the next thing. Should an independent investigation be conducted to ensure the whole story is known?