Jesse Joe Guerrero Killed in Rollover Accident in Brown County, TX
Brown County, TX -- July 29, 2022, Jesse Joe Guerrero was killed due to an accident where Guerrero's vehicle overturned off-road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place late Friday outside of Bangs along FM 585.
According to officials, 53-year-old Jesse Joe Guerrero was in a vehicle that began to round a curve in the road. The vehicle somehow ran off the roadway where it rolled over.
Authorities claim Guerrero was not wearing a seatbelt, and he was ejected during the crash. Guerrero's injuries proved fatal. No further information about the crash is available at this time.
Commentary on Jesse Joe Guerrero Rollover Accident in Brown County
In more recent reports, authorities brought up the possibility that the victim was under the influence of alcohol. That said, this has not been confirmed. So I don't want anyone to take this as me speaking ill of someone not around to defend themselves. On the contrary, I'm wondering if authorities really did their due diligence in finding out if someone contributed to this tragic accident.
Anytime alcohol comes up as a possibility, it's important to find out if the driver was illegally over-served by a local business. In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, restaurants--any business putting its sales above the law and the safety of their own customers deserves to be held accountable. Dram shop can accomplish this while also getting people some much needed help.
While I certainly can't say what did or didn't happen here, I've seen enough similar situations to know that thorough investigations may be necessary to ensure the victim's loved ones are actually getting the answers they deserve. Are those steps being taken here?