Anthony McGruder Killed Semi-Truck, Car Accident on I-35 in Austin, TX
UPDATE (August 2, 2022): Reports identified the man killed in the crash as 46-year-old Anthony McGruder. Additional details about the crash remain unclear at this time.
Austin, TX -- July 29, 2022, at least one person was killed following an accident where a semi-truck and a car crashed along I-35.
Authorities responded to the area of I-35 and Wells Branch Parkway at around 5:00 a.m. The exact cause of the crash remains unclear at this time. It appears that a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle crashed along the northbound lanes of the freeway. Reports say the crash was fatal, but additional details are unavailable at this time. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Fatal Semi-Truck Accident on I-35 in Austin
There isn't much information about what happened here, but that's not exactly unusual with a crash this serious. It can take extremely thorough investigators to go through a commercial truck wreck and get clear answers for the victims and families. Whether or not authorities can do so is unfortunately a bit of a gamble.
Usually, officers aren't given enough time or equipment to handle complex accidents, so important details can slip through the cracks. It's one of the reasons so many people seek professionals like myself, and it's why I rely on independent accident reconstructionists who understand even the more challenging possible factors that can contribute to a crash like this. Are those steps being taken here at all?