• August 02, 2022

Vicki Helton Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on US-62 in King County, TX

King County, TX — July 31, 2022, 71-year-old Vicki Helton was killed in a rollover accident on U.S. Highway 62 in King County.

According to reports the incident happened around 6:00 p.m. on US-62 just east of Guthrie. Preliminary investigation suggests Helton was driving west on the highway when she lost control for unknown reasons. Her vehicle drifted off the right side of the road, passed into the grass beyond the shoulder, and overturned.

Vicki Helton was pronounced dead on the scene. Her passengers, 72-year-old Patrick Helton and an 11-year-old child, were both taken to regional hospitals. All three were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

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

Vicki Helton Killed; Patrick Helton, Child Injured in Rollover Accident on US-62 in King County, TX

Commentary on Vicki and Patrick Helton Accident in King County

I'm sure most would agree it's tragic to see a life ended in a crash like this, just as I suspect most are a little confused about how exactly it happened. Some may be tempted to just say the driver made a momentary but costly mistake and think little else of it, but what if there's more to the story?

People don't always realize how many things can really go wrong during a simple trip from A to B. Far from every accident is caused by a driver error, and it's important to consider other possibilities as well. Click the image below to read about the complexities of properly investigating single-vehicle wrecks.

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