Nichole Gray Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 1753 in Grayson County, TX
Grayson County, TX — August 6, 2022, 36-year-old Nichole Gray died in a single-vehicle accident on Farm to Market Road 1753 in Grayson County.
According to reports the incident happened around 11:00 a.m. FM 1753 near Middle Road. Preliminary investigation suggests Gray was driving a Chrysler 300 south on the roadway when she lost control for unknown reasons. The car veered off the east side of the road and hit a tree.
Gray was taken to an area hospital where she died the following day. A 4-year-old passenger in the Chrysler was also taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Nichole Gray Accident in Grayson County
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I'm not saying those factors weren't involved in Grayson County; after all, they're among the most common causes of single-vehicle wrecks. However, nothing should ever be taken for granted without proof. Every possible contributing factor should be considered, even less-likely ones. After all, how many people blamed the victims of the infamous GM ignition switch defect before everyone learned that a faulty part in millions of vehicles was responsible for those wrecks?
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